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Master of Education (MED)

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Introduction

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the study of human behavior. ABA has been developed for the past 75 years and has hundreds of researchers studying human behavior across a variety of settings. While ABA is often associated with autism, it has been successfully used across many populations including teaching children and adults with developmental disabilities, improving workplace performance and safety, and working with individuals with traumatic brain injuries. Students in our ABA program will learn why people do what they do and how to change behavior to make a positive difference in people’s lives.

This degree is offered by AU New England.


Program Overview

The Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program offers students the opportunity to learn how to make a positive difference in individual’s lives. Earning your Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Antioch University New England will help you gain the skills to:

  • Work with adults and children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Individuals with a passion in this area, work with individuals to teach them how to communicate, interact with others, succeed in school, and live independently
  • Consult with businesses to help improve employee performance and create a high quality work environment
  • Work with individuals with socio/emotional disorders, anxiety, addictions and head injuries.
  • Work in a variety of settings such as clinics, schools, homes, day treatment centers, residential facilities, and community integrated living arrangements
  • Teach courses at a college or university

Specialized courses are taught in each of these areas, in addition to the foundational courses offered, to allow students to have a more focused scope of study in areas they are most interested in!

Courses are taught by faculty members in an interactive format, which provides flexibility for students to only come to campus once per month on the weekends, and opportunities to build a community with other individuals in the program. Students also have the opportunity to engage in supervised practice hours in a variety of settings. The ABA Program at AUNE offers practicum placements for students to earn BCBA supervision.

Upon completion of the Master’s Degree, students will have completed the necessary coursework to sit for the national exam to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®). The BCBA credential is nationally recognized as the highest standard in the field. Our program is a Verified Course Sequence (VCS) through the Behavior Analysis Certification Board and our students work with a variety of children and adults in all of the above-referenced populations and are well-respected professionals throughout New England and beyond.

This program accommodates working professionals. Classes start in late August with a series of weekends, once a month. Students may enter the program with either a bachelor’s or a master’s degree. Learn more about the educational requirements to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Program Delivery:

  • Designed for individuals who already have an earned Bachelor’s Degree
  • Weekend schedule with monthly classes – convenient for working professionals
  • Practicum Opportunities with BCBA Supervision
  • Starts in late August
  • Designed to meet the educational requirements to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst®

Antioch University ABA program graduates achieved an average first-time pass rate of 92% on the BCBA exam in 2017, as compared to the average of 65%.

Degree Requirements

Program Length

This 33-credit degree program can be completed in seven semesters. The program offers a 750-hour intensive practicum as part of the experiential requirement.

Course Sequence

Fall I (6 credits)

  • Ethical Considerations in Behavior Analysis (3 credits)
  • Concepts & Principles of Behavior Analysis (3 credits)

Spring I (6 credits)

  • Behavioral Assessment (3 credits)
  • Performance Management and Supervision (3 credits)

Summer I (3 credits)

  • Fundamental Elements of Behavior Change (3 credits)

Fall II (6 credits)

  • Research Methods in Behavior Analysis (3 credits)
  • Radical Behaviorism: Philosophical Underpinnings (3 credits)

Spring II (6 credits)

  • Applied Behavior Analysis: Extended Applications (3 credits)
  • Behavior Analytic Procedures and Interventions (3 credits)

Summer II (3 credits)

  • Practicum I (3 credits)

Fall III (3 credits)

  • Practicum II (3 credits)

Total Educational Requirements 33 credits

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. has approved the course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify.

Practicum

The Applied Behavior Analysis Program provides a variety of quality, intensive, hands-on training experiences for students at local schools and agencies. These practicum placements provide students with the opportunity to learn and practice the various roles of a behavior analyst while working closely with an assigned university supervisor and a mentoring professional from their individual placement site. The supervision provided meets the standards determined by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB).

Admissions

Application Deadline

  • For Fall Entry: July 1

How to Apply

  1. Complete the online admissions application, including:
    • Essay questions, admissions and program-specific
    • Resume/curriculum vitae (CV)
    • Non-refundable $50 application fee
  2. Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities where you earned a degree or certificate.
  3. Two letters of recommendation are required, from people who are in a position to evaluate your professional or academic work. The person making the recommendation may not be related to you.
  4. There are additional requirements for International applicants and applicants without a Bachelor’s degree
  5. Interview with a faculty member of the department to which you seek entry if selected. This can be in person, by phone, or via Skype.
  6. Master’s and Certificate Programs do not require the GRE or any other standardized test for admissions. We consider all of your application materials, and evaluate your academic potential in a variety of ways.

Official transcripts should be emailed to admissions.ane@antioch.edu or mailed to:

Office of Admissions
Antioch University New England
40 Avon Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03431-3516

All application materials submitted become part of an applicant’s file and cannot be returned.
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Tuition & Financial Aid

A college education is an investment in your future.  Let us help you understand the costs and explore the resources available to help make your college education even more affordable. The majority of AUNE students finance their education through some form of financial aid. You may not be sure which federal, state, public and private aid packages – such as loans, scholarships, and grants—are right for you. Our staff is here to help you, so you can focus on what’s most important: beginning your academic program at AUNE.

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Clinical Training Options: Practicums through Antioch

Students gain supervised experience through a practicum placement agreed upon by the student and the director of practica at Antioch University New England. Students completing practicum experience through a University approved site will earn graduate credit for successful practicum completion. Other experience opportunities can be arranged for students needing special accommodations.

Behavior Analyst Certification Board Credentialing

The Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate (ABA) program is designed to prepare graduates to meet the educational requirements to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®).

Degree requirements

In February 2013, the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) made significant changes to the degree eligibility requirements for BCBA and BCaBA programs.

What this means for you:

If your goal is certification as a BCBA, you must possess a minimum of a master’s degree, from an accredited university, that was:

  • conferred in behavior analysis, education, or psychology, or
  • conferred in a master’s degree program in which you completed a BACB-approved course sequence

Other requirements apply regarding experience hours, supervision, and approved course sequence. For more information, please visit the BACB website.

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Introduction

Substance abuse and addiction are unfortunately common problems in today’s society. Fortunately, with increased awareness of these pressing issues, more individuals are seeking help to overcome the mental hurdles needed to revert back to a healthy lifestyle. This Clinical Mental Health concentration is not only beneficial to your career, it will make a direct and immediate impact on the individuals, families, and communities affected by substance abuse. Become a highly specialized counselor and help those affected by substance abuse live healthier, happier lives.

This degree is offered by AU New England


 

Program Overview

In the Substance Abuse Counseling concentration, the first two semesters of your 60-credit program will be the same as the basic Clinical Mental Health Counseling track. During the next three semesters, you will complete specific coursework in substance abuse/addictions counseling. Students in this concentration must also complete an internship in a substance abuse or addictions-focused setting and participate in a supervision group oriented to substance abuse and addictions counseling. The wide variety of placements for students may include: high school student assistance programs, residential placements, in-patient addictions units, community mental health centers, and prisons.

Graduates will meet the academic requirements for licensure as clinical mental health counselors in most states, as well as the academic requirements for certification and licensure as alcohol and drug counselors in most states which have such certification or licensure.

Degree Requirements

Course Sequence:

Fall Semester I

  • Fundamentals
  • Group Approaches to Counseling
  • Professional Orientation & Ethics (online)

Spring Semester I

  • Assessment
  • Counseling Theories
  • Career and Lifestyle
  • Human Development (online)

Summer Semester I

  • Social & Cultural Diversity (online)
  • Psychopharmacology (online)
  • Elective

Fall Semester II

  • Family Counseling for Addiction
  • Integrative Approaches to Addiction
  • Psychopathology (online)
  • Practicum in CMHC (100 hrs. in field minimum)

Spring Semester II

  • Crisis & Trauma Counseling
  • Issues in Addiction and Recovering
  • Research & Evaluation (online)
  • Internship I in CMHC (300 hrs. minimum in field)

Fall Semester III

  • Internship II in CMHC (300 hrs. minimum in field)

Spring Semester III

  • Internship III in CMHC (300 hrs. in field or hours needed to complete state licensure requirements)

 

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Introduction

According to the American Counseling Association (ACA) professional counseling is a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals (ACA, 2018). Students who are preparing to specialize as clinical mental health counselors will demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to address a wide variety of circumstances within the context of clinical mental health counseling.

This degree is offered by AU New England


 

Mission of the CMHC Program

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) Program fosters the development of professional identity by encouraging an active, thorough, and continuing examination of the development of one’s self in the role of a professional counselor (self-in-role). The program prepares professional counselors to work in a multicultural global community with individuals, groups, and social systems, to promote mental health and well-being.

Program Overview

This CACREP-accredited counselor education program, with a specialty area in clinical mental health counseling, trains students in eight (8) core areas: professional counseling orientation and ethical practice, social and cultural diversity, human growth and development, career development, counseling and helping relationships, group counseling and group work, assessment and testing, and research and program evaluation.

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) Program is part of the Department of Applied Psychology (AP) at Antioch University New England (AUNE) in Keene, NH. The CMHC Program is offered at two sites: Keene Campus and Online Campus.

Degree Requirements

Program Length

The CMHC Program is designed to be a full-time program, with students entering in the spring, summer, or fall semester. The CMHC Program typically takes students three (3) years to complete if attending full-time. Students who desire a part-time student status can anticipate approximately four to five (4-5) years to complete the program.

Requirements

Total credit hours = 60

  • Core Courses  (13 courses @ 3 credits = 39 credits)
  • Practicum & Internships (4 semesters @ 3 credits = 12 credits; Practicum min.100 hrs; Internship 900 hrs)
  • Electives (Choose 3 courses @ 3 credits = 9 credits)
    Students have the opportunity to take elective courses in the following areas: Trauma, Military Counseling, and Substance Abuse/Addiction.
Course Offerings

Antioch’s CMHC Program is offered at two sites, Keene Campus (in NH) and Online Campus. The Keene Campus has courses that are both face-to-face and online; the Online Campus includes online courses, that are both asynchronous and synchronous. Students who enroll in the Online Campus participate in two (2) separate week-long face-to-face residencies. Online courses are offered using Sakai and Engage.

Required Courses

  • PYG 6030 Group Approaches to Mental Health Counseling (3 credits)
  • PY 5900 Fundamentals of Therapeutic Interaction (3 credits)
  • PYD 6010.NE Professional Orientation & Ethics (3 credits)
  • PYI 5140 Assessment: Principles and Methods (3 credits)
  • PYI 5540 Counseling Theories: Models & Approaches (3 credits)
  • PY 6120 Issues in Addictions Recovery (3 credits)
  • PYB 5260.NE Human Development: Lifespan and Systems Perspectives (3 credits)
  • PYB 6060.NE Social Cultural Diversity (3 credits)
  • PY 6420 Foundational Theories of MFT (3 credits)
  • PYB 5500 Psychopathology: Diagnosis & Assessment (3 credits)
  • PYI 5520 Career & Lifestyle Counseling (3 credits)
  • PYB 5900 Research & Evaluation for Counseling & Therapy (3 credits)
  • PYC 6751 Crisis Counseling Interventions (3 credits)
  • PYP 6960A CMHC Practicum – total of 100 hours (3 credits)
  • PY 6990 CMHC Internship – total of 900 hours (Each semester is 3 credits; 9 credits total)

Elective Courses (3 courses are required)

  • PYC 6820 Special Issues with Military Families (3 credits)
  • PYC 6660 Family Counseling Approaches to Addictions (3 credits)
  • PY 5321 Counseling Approaches to Trauma, Grief, and Loss (3 credits)
  • PYC 6810 Military Culture & Language (3 credits)
  • PY 5630 Psychopharmacology (3 credits)
  • PY 5330 Trauma and Resiliency: Body, Mind, and Brain (3 credits)
  • PYI 5180 Human Sexuality and Sex Therapy (3 credits)
  • PYC 6800 Military Deployment Cycles (3 credits)
  • PYC 6260 Integrative Approaches to Addictions Counseling (3 credits)
  • PYC 6101 Creative Approaches for Trauma-Informed Practice (3 credits)
  • PY 6130 Process Addictions (3 credits)Credit total for required courses: 9 credits

Program Total: Credits 60

Practicum and Internships

Practicum introduces you to work in the field with a minimum of 100 hours of service at a clinical site, including a minimum of 40 hours working directly with clients. You learn the policy of the agency and the roles of the mental health counselor. You spend approximately 20-hours a week in practicum for at least one semester. Before beginning, practicum students must pass a candidacy review assessing their readiness to begin supervised fieldwork.

Following practicum, there are three internship semesters. These may continue at the same site as the practicum or take place at a new site. You spend approximately 20 hours a week at your clinical site and provide approximately 300 hours of service each semester, with a minimum of 120 hours of direct service to clients during each of these internship semesters. State requirements for pre-degree internship hours vary. Review your state requirements for more information.

There are many possible positions at community agencies, residential facilities, college counseling centers, and city/state social service agencies. The Director of Field Experience, as well as the Clinical Training Coordinator, will assist you in the process of matching your interests with potential sites in the community. Students are responsible for securing their own internship and for transportation to and from the site.

AUNE Office of Field Experience

Career Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a strong need for mental health counselors. Counseling is projected as one of the faster growing mental health professions — increasing over the next 7-10 years.

Graduates of the CMHC Program will have the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to function as a professional clinical mental health counselor. They will be prepared for employment in a variety of settings and able to meet certification and licensure standards as mental health counselors, through education in a CACREP accredited program.

Program Objectives (also referred to as Learning Outcomes)

  • Ethical Practice: Students will demonstrate principles and standards of professional ethics in counseling and ethical decision-making informed by social justice.
  • Social And Cultural Diversity: Identify strategies needed to address institutional and social barriers that impede access, equity, well-being, and success for clients.
  • Human Growth and Development: Students will demonstrate knowledge of lifespan development and the capacity to integrate knowledge of developmental theory into practice.
  • Career Development: Identify career development strategies that incorporate a focus on social justice and advocacy.
  • Counseling and Helping Relationships: Demonstrate an understanding of theories of counseling and development of case conceptualizations and treatment plans that are underpinned by social justice
  • Group Counseling and Group Work: Integrate into their practice of MHC the awareness of the influence of social and cultural contexts on groups
  • Assessment and Testing: Students will demonstrate a broad understanding of different types of assessments, the selection and use of assessment tools, client assessment and diagnosis, trauma assessment, and the assessment of self-inflicted harm and danger to others.
  • Research and Program Evaluation: Demonstrate and apply their professional identity as a clinical mental health counselor through an individual philosophy of practice grounded in critical analysis and research and interpretation.
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling Specialty Area: Clinical Mental Health Counseling students will demonstrate an understanding of foundational knowledge, demonstration of competence in clinical mental health practice, knowledge of social justice issues, and a focus on wellness.
  • Professional Dispositions: From admission through exit, students will demonstrate the attitudes, characteristics, and behaviors defined by the program as characteristic of exemplar counseling professionals.

 

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Licensure

Graduates of the CMHC Program may apply for professional credentials recognizing their level of training and experience. Credentials may be granted by national professional boards/organizations or by state regulatory boards.

The CMHC Program recognizes the importance of licensure and certification for professional practice. The legislature in each state establishes the criteria for licensure and an appointed board determines if an individual’s education and experience meet their standards. The AP Department has designed its programs to be consistent with the standards of the representative professional organizations. Individual states, many of which base their legislation on professional organization’s standards, vary as to specific coursework, number of hours of supervised practice, supervisor qualification, and other required criteria. While the department offers coursework and internships that allow students to put together a licensable portfolio, it cannot guarantee licensure. Students with any negative results on a criminal background check should inquire with the state board in advance to determine if the results of their background will hinder their ability to become licensed in their state.

As graduates of a CACREP accredited program, students are eligible to obtain full certification as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) upon graduation after passing the National Counselor Exam offered in April of their final year and completing the required applications. See the NBCC website for information on this process. Graduates self-reported pass rate on the NBCC exam is 80%.

Students will learn about the steps to licensure for the state in which they plan to pursue licensure in the Professional Orientation and Ethics course, however, students are responsible for knowing the expectations of the state in which they plan to apply. Students should actively consult their state’s counseling board for the most recent information about professional licensure. Faculty are available to consult with students and the following websites are helpful when navigating the licensure process:

National Board of Certified Counselors

American Counseling Association

American Mental Health Counseling Association

American Association of State Counseling Boards

To locate contact information, available licenses, and required examinations per State, visit the NBCC’s State Board Directory: http://www.nbcc.org/Search/StateBoardDirectory.

For information on individual state requirements, see the NBCC State Licensure page

Accreditation

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Introduction

Individualize your graduate program to reflect the unique interests and career goals that you have in mind. Study in two or more academic disciplines and harness a deeper, more holistic academic perspective on the areas in which you choose to focus. Our dedicated faculty advisors are here to make sure that you are receiving the education you need, facilitating in your exploration into areas that you’re curious and passionate about. Together with Antioch faculty, you will custom-tailor an educational experience that is personally catered to what you need to excel personally and professionally.

This degree is offered by AU New England


 

Program Overview

The Interdisciplinary Master of Arts (IMA) is designed to provide students with the opportunity to individualize their graduate program to reflect their unique interests through study in two or more academic disciplines tailored to their particular interests and career goals. Each IMA student may select a faculty advisor, typically from their primary concentration area.

IMA students create a self-designed curriculum typically drawn from two or three departments. The student develops their Academic Program Plan with guidance from the IMA program director and AUNE core faculty. They choose a topic that is more focused than the offerings of a particular department, but requires the perspectives of other fields. For example, students have created programs such as: Advocacy and Management of Psychological Services; Forest Health and Ecology; and Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice. Another option for students is to choose an existing AUNE certificate for their primary or minor concentration. This program does not offer professional certification.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the program, an IMA graduate should be able to:

  1. Understand at least two different ways of knowing, and communicate how knowledge from different disciplines and professions can be integrated to enhance a particular subject of study.
  2. Employ approaches to promote diversity in your field or profession.
  3. Become a reflective practitioner who combines theory and practice.
  4. Express how your work contributes to social justice, and the mission, vision, and values of the institution.
  5. Articulate the current discourse in your field/s of study, and how that discourse broadens knowledge and deepens practice.
  6. Employ best practices in your field, and develop the professional skills needed to apply those skills in practice.

Degree Requirements

Program Length

IMA students take courses at a pace which suits their needs. Complete your degree in as few as three semesters if you are enrolled full-time!

Here are two common full-time patterns:

For 3 semesters:

  • Fall – 12 credits
  • Spring – 12 credits
  • Summer – 9 credits

For 4 semesters:

  • Fall I – 9 credits
  • Spring – 9 credits
  • Summer – 6 credits
  • Fall II – 9 credits
Degree Requirements

33 Total Required Credits consisting of:

  • Human Development and Diversity OR Introduction to Sustainability (3 credits)
  • Internship (3 credits)
  • Primary Concentration (15-21 credits)
  • Minor Concentration (6-12 credits)

Learning Outcomes

Like all master’s degree programs at AUNE, the Program Plan for students in the IMA program must meet the following broad program learning goals:

  • Develop specialized knowledge
  • Extend broad integrative knowledge
  • Build application skills
  • Enhance intellectual skills
  • Deepen civic responsibility

The specific student learning outcomes designed for each IMA student’s Program Plan will contribute to these broad program goals.  In addition, it will articulate, both theoretically and in the application to practice, the need for an interdisciplinary course of study.

Admissions

How to Apply

  1. Complete the online admissions application, including:
    • Essay questions, admissions and program-specific
    • Resume/curriculum vitae (CV)
    • Non-refundable $50 application fee
  2. Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities where you earned a degree or certificate.
  3. Two letters of recommendation are required, from people who are in a position to evaluate your professional or academic work. The person making the recommendation may not be related to you.
  4. There are additional requirements for International applicants and applicants without a Bachelor’s degree
  5. Interview with a faculty member of the department to which you seek entry if selected. This can be in person, by phone, or via Skype.
  6. Master’s and Certificate Programs do not require the GRE or any other standardized test for admissions. We consider all of your application materials, and evaluate your academic potential in a variety of ways.

Official transcripts should be emailed to admissions.ane@antioch.edu or mailed to:

Office of Admissions
Antioch University New England
40 Avon Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03431-3516

All application materials submitted become part of an applicant’s file and cannot be returned.

Tuition & Financial Aid

A college education is an investment in your future.  Let us help you understand the costs and explore the resources available to help make your college education even more affordable. The majority of AUNE students finance their education through some form of financial aid. You may not be sure which federal, state, public and private aid packages – such as loans, scholarships, and grants—are right for you. Our staff is here to help you, so you can focus on what’s most important: beginning your academic program at AUNE.

Tuition & Fees

Financial Aid

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Environmental Studies Webinar, September 26

September 26 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Environmental Studies MS Visiting Day, October 11

October 11 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Environmental Studies PhD Visiting Day, October 12

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Introduction

By integrating courses in environmental science, social science, and organizational leadership, the Sustainable Development and Climate Change concentration prepares adult learners like you for the rigorous challenges that environmental advocates face every day. The complex arena of sustainability and environmental protection involves tricky navigation of public and private interests. The convoluted, multifaceted problems that you’ll face require the proper skill, knowledge, and leadership to help develop fair compromises in the face of adversity.

This degree is offered by AU New England.


 

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Sustainable Development and Climate Change (SDCC) will empower you to learn and apply knowledge from key areas such as ecological and climate science, policy formulation and implementation, stakeholder participation and organizational decision-making.

Our faculty work with our students to achieve their goals and develop as leaders. In the course of the SDCC program, students become:

  • Scientists: Our students learn to critically assess the antagonistic and synergetic dynamics of maintaining the functional values of natural systems in a changing landscape. They learn to identify field indicators of impact from development while mastering field-data collection methods and field equipment use. These assessment techniques are the key to sustainable development for the future.
  • Critical Thinkers: We train our students to use resources and develop the skills for effectively balancing economic development with the protection of natural resources.
  • Leaders: The SDCC concentration trains our students to identify and understand the scientific and social complexities within the interdisciplinary field of environmental studies, including ethics, sustainability and social justice. Understanding these complexities is an important part of being able to facilitate solutions to the complex multi-issue, multi-stakeholder environmental problems of today.
  • Conservationists: For our students conservation is not simply scientific understanding of the natural systems, nor just conducting research within the natural world. Both of these are necessary activities but not sufficient. Ultimately, conservation is decision-making and subsequently managing the implementation of those decisions.
  • Visionaries: Our students learn to demonstrate and apply theory into practice. We focus on facilitative and adaptive leadership as well as applying skills in external stakeholder capacity building. Our students understand the definition and requirements of organizational sustainability.

Degree Requirements

Length of Program:

This coursework for this program can be completed in 5 semesters. Classes meet one day a week plus 3-5 weekends per semester.

Coursework:

To earn the MS degree in Environmental Studies with a Sustainable Development & Climate Change concentration, you must earn a minimum of 36 credits distributed as follows:

Core Areas (9 credits, select 3 out of 4 courses):

  • Earth Systems and Climate Change (3)
  • Community Ecology of the New England Landscape (3)
  • Political Economy and Sustainability (3)
  • Leadership for Change (3)

Concentration courses (15 credits):

  • Climate Change Resilience, Adaptation, and Mitigation (3) –Required
  • Energy and Materials Sustainability (3) – Required
  • Building Sustainable Organizations (3)
  • Conservation Psychology Theory & Application(3)
  • Land Use and Protection Techniques (3)
  • Principles of Sustainable Systems (3)
  • Watershed Science and Management (3)
  • In consultation with a student’s academic adviser, other courses may be selected from the complete suite of concentration course offerings

Skills courses (6 credits)

  • Intro to GIS (3)
  • Advanced GIS (3)
  • Applied GIS (3)
  • Communication in the Digital Age (2)
  • Consulting Skills (1)
  • Dispute Resolution (1)
  • Diversity, Justice & Inclusion (2)
  • Field Study Trips (2-3)
  • Natural Resource Inventory: field Techniques (2)
  • Proposal Writing and Project Management (3)
  • Service Learning Seminar (1)
  • with permission of the academic adviser, students may substitute 2-3 credits of skills with a concentration course

General Internship (3 credits)
Capstone Project or 2nd Internship (3 credits)

Most course offerings rotate over a 2-year cycle;  Professional Science Masters students should select courses in consultation with their academic adviser to meet additional requirements; Students who select 1 and 2 credit courses should plan carefully with their academic adviser to avoid additional cost; Students entering under a recognized partnership with AUNE should discuss degree requirements with their academic adviser.

International Service Program

Combine this concentration with Peace Corps service. Through the AUNE International Service Program, you can earn credit for your service tuition-free and change the world.

Career Outlook

Graduates are prepared for a variety of environmental careers in the public and private sector including environmental regulation, environmental consulting, local and regional planning, and environmental non-profit leadership.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of their Master of Science in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Sustainable Development and Climate Change (SDCC), students are able to:

  • Identify and understand the scientific and social complexities within the interdisciplinary field of environmental studies including ethics, sustainability and social justice;
  • Critically assess the dynamics of maintaining the functional values of natural systems in a changing landscape;
  • Comprehend the dynamics of environmental change at multiple temporal and spatial scales;
  • Understand the structural and functional tenets of organizations in order to maximize their resilience and adaptive capacity in changing regulatory and economic environments;
  • Facilitate solutions to complex multi-issue, multi-stakeholder landscape scale environmental issues;
  • Utilize resources and skills to build needed capacity at the local level to effectively balance economic development with protection of natural resources;
  • Demonstrate competence in field identification of indicators of impact from development;
  • Master field-data collection methods and equipment;
  • Demonstrate the ability to quantitatively and spatially analyze environmental data;
  • Demonstrate proficiency in modeling skills to project possible consequences from current land-use and development decisions;
  • Be adept at proposing, managing and completing team projects, within proposed timelines and budgets;
  • Demonstrate effective communication that effectively translates technical, scientific and economic information for local decision-makers.

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Upcoming Events

Wed 26

Environmental Studies Webinar, September 26

September 26 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Oct 11

Environmental Studies MS Visiting Day, October 11

October 11 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Oct 12

Environmental Studies PhD Visiting Day, October 12

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Introduction

Work with an AUNE advisor to strategize and design a program that aligns with the career path that you envision for your future. We understand that if your career goals transcend the academic boundaries of our existing Environmental Studies programs, you may consider a more individualized approach. That’s why we work with you to develop a rigorous, yet rewarding, academic framework that is both goal oriented and structured enough to bestow the academic depth needed to engage in meaningful practice. If your interests lie at the intersection of disciplines, this option provides the specific customization you’re seeking.

This degree is offered by AU New England.


 

Program Overview

This intersection of disciplines might occur at nature and writing, conservation and communications, agriculture and community, art and environment, ecology and psychology or another combination of focuses. Those choosing this option must have a predominantly environmental focus, a strong academic background, experience in their proposed field of study, and clearly articulated professional goals.

Consider a sampling of some of our students’ Self-Designed Study titles: Green Marketing, Endangered Species Management and Biological Conservation, Environmental Advocacy and Journalism, Environmental and Social Sustainability, Environmental Geoscience, Environmental Social Justice Education, Environmental Media Arts, Environmental Writing and Creative Arts, Materials Management & Sustainability Science, Public Understanding of Earth Systems, Sustainable Recreation, Urban Environmental Stewardship, Watershed Management.

Degree Requirements

Length of Program:

This coursework for this program can be completed in 5 semesters. Classes are held 2 days a week plus internship and capstone.

Coursework:

This program is designed for students with strong academic backgrounds in their concentration and significant work experience in the environmental field. Students interested in self-designed studies must submit a program title, description, and course plan to the Director of Self-Designed Studies for approval upon matriculation. The approved plan must then be placed in your academic record in the University Registrar’s Office. To earn an MS in Environmental Studies, with a Self-Designed Studies, you must earn a minimum of 36 credits distributed as follows:

Core Areas (9 credits, select 3 out of 4 courses):

  • Earth Systems and Climate Change (3)
  • Community Ecology of the New England Landscape (3)
  • Political Economy and Sustainability (3)
  • Leadership for Change (3)

Concentration courses (15 credits):

  • To be selected with academic adviser from suite of concentration course offerings

Skills courses (6 credits)

  • Intro to GIS (3)
  • Advanced GIS (3)
  • Applied GIS (3)
  • Communication in the Digital Age (2)
  • Consulting Skills (1)
  • Dispute Resolution (1)
  • Diversity, Justice & Inclusion (2)
  • Field Study Trips (2-3)
  • Natural Resource Inventory: field Techniques (2)
  • Proposal Writing and Project Management (3)
  • Service Learning Seminar (1)

General Internship (3 credits)
Capstone Project or 2nd Internship (3 credits)

Most course offerings rotate over a 2-year cycle;  Professional Science Masters students should select courses in consultation with their academic adviser to meet additional requirements; Students who select 1 and 2 credit courses should plan carefully with their academic adviser to avoid additional cost; Students entering under a recognized partnership with AUNE should discuss degree requirements with their academic adviser.

International Service Program

Combine this concentration with Peace Corps service. Through the AUNE International Service Program, you can earn credit for your service tuition free and change the world.

Career Outlook

The diverse career paths of graduates from Self-Designed Studies reflect the unique goals of these students. Many students use the program to develop skills and expertise to advance existing careers through the development of an environmental specialty. Other students use the program to empower their environmental work with specialized skills in organizational administration, communications or field sciences. Graduates of the program are employed in every sector of environmental work, from private consulting and regulatory enforcement to education, advocacy and the arts.

Applied Internship Requirements

One of the hallmarks of our program is that students are required to complete at least one applied internship (3 credits), in which they gain valuable skills and build important professional networks. Students may choose to do a second internship in lieu of a final Capstone project or thesis. Examples of internships include:

  • Audubon International: Assisted in the Audubon certification of Baker Hill Golf Club in Newbury, NH, including wildlife and habitat management, integrated pest management, water conservation, outreach, and education
  • Grafton Nature Center, Grafton, VT: Designed and implemented environmental education curriculum focused on watersheds
  • Lake Sunapee Protective Association, Sunapee, NH: As Watershed Protection assistant, assisted water quality restoration projects, prepared environmental education materials, and answered local citizen’s questions about the watershed
  • Living on Earth, Somerville, MA: Researched, produced, and edited weekly environmental issues show on public radio
  • National Environmental Education and Training Foundation, Washington, DC: Provided upcoming program support including a new page on the Classroom Earth website and a new educational partnership with NOAA
  • New England Wildflower Society, Framingham, MA: Assisted in teaching second and fourth grade public school classrooms about local flora
  • Pitcher Mountain Community Supported Agriculture, Keene, NH: Worked on the CSA farm including planting, harvesting, watering, and building raised beds
  • Seeds of Solidarity, Orange, MA: Developed and taught a garden program for teenagers, developed a handbook for local schools on how to create and maintain school gardens
  • Stonewall Farm, Keene, NH: Environmental educator for grades PreK-6, led classes including wildlife in winter, ice harvesting, and maple sugaring
  • Tanglewood 4H Camp and Learning Center, Lincolnville, ME: Coordinated and trained summer staff, developed environmental education curriculum, coordinated and taught day camp program
  • Ashuelot Valley Environmental Observatory, Keene, NH-Designed and co-facilitated educational workshops relating to citizen science initiatives
  • Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, Waterbury, VT: Developed and led youth conservation crew experiences, designed and implemented a plan for a pilot AmeriCorps program at the VYCC
  • Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, NY: Exhibit design and interpretation projects at the Bronx Zoo; researched and evaluated existing exhibits at the zoo
  • Conservation Psychology Network/Antioch Environmental Studies Department, Keene, NH: Created book prospectus, including sample activities, for conservation psychology activity book for use by formal and nonformal educators to teach and apply principles of this growing field
  • Whole Terrain, student editor, Keene, NH: solicited authors and crafted Antioch University New England’s journal of reflective environmental practice from “zero to press”
  • Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY: Completed research interview process with children to gain a deeper understanding of ecoliteracy
  • Cool Monadnock (Partnership between Antioch New England Institute & Clean Air Cool Planet), Keene, NH: Collected energy and fuel data for municipality’s buildings to create town greenhouse gas inventory reports. Created communications plan for Cool Monadnock Neighbors Helping Neighbors program
  • Student Conservation Association, Seattle, WA: Served as crew leader for high school students doing trail work at Mt. Rainier National Park
  • U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development: Worked with president on wide-variety of projects, ranging from marketing and writing articles to fundraising efforts and web creation to support creation of this international organization.
  • Life Is Good Company, Hudson, NH: Designed educational programs on site to enhance sustainability efforts
  • International Crane Foundation, Baraboo, WI: Developed and led interpretive tours and programs associated with crane exhibits, nature trails, ecological restoration, and other site features

Admissions / Cost / Aid

Upcoming Events

Wed 26

Environmental Studies Webinar, September 26

September 26 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Oct 11

Environmental Studies MS Visiting Day, October 11

October 11 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Oct 12

Environmental Studies PhD Visiting Day, October 12

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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New Science Teachers in High Demand!

Become a science teacher who works with your students to solve compelling classroom and community-based problems. Create playful, active, and rigorous science classrooms where students design their own scientific investigations in order to answer intriguing questions, all the while meeting educational standards. Learn how to teach for engagement, act more like a coach, facilitator, and guide and effectively manage your classrooms with empathy and respect.

Learn how to design and teach problem-solving and inquiry-based lessons in one of our three lab schools during your first semester, develop student-centered month-long units on science topics of your choice during Curriculum Design, design and teach experiential science lessons to middle and high school students in another one of our lab schools. Student teach anywhere in the country, and develop an online professional teaching portfolio that will make your job applications jump to the top of the pile.

This degree is offered by AU New England.


 

Program Overview

This concentration is the only science teacher certification graduate program in the country that is housed in an environmental studies department. Consequently, our graduate students want to infuse their middle-level science (grades 5-8) and life sciences (grades 7-12) with ecology, environmental science, and natural history.

Because you are earning an MS in Environmental Studies along with your science teaching certification, you can pursue both formal and non-formal education careers. And for those of you who want to teach during your summers off, you can also find opportunities in non-formal educational settings like summer camps, outdoor adventure programs, science museums, nature centers, and environmental learning centers.

Degree Requirements

Length of Program:

This coursework for this program can be completed in 5 semesters. Classes are held on Thursdays & Fridays, and occasional weekends. Full-time student teaching can take place almost anywhere in the country during the final semester.

Coursework:

To earn the MS degree with certification in either Life Sciences or Middle-Level Science you must successfully complete a minimum of 36 credits, meet the general education requirements, and satisfy the prerequisites listed below. These prerequisites do not have to be satisfied before you apply or begin the program.

Core Areas (9 credits, select 3 out of 4 courses):

  • Earth Systems and Climate Change (3) – Required
  • Community Ecology of the New England Landscape (3) – Required
  • Political Economy and Sustainability (3)
  • Leadership for Change (3)

Concentration courses (18 credits):

  • Conceptual and Human Development (3)
  • Curriculum Design (3)
  • Foundations of Science and Environmental Education (3)
  • Problem Solving Science (3)
  • Teaching Exceptional Children (2)
  • School Law (1)
  • Science Teaching Methods (3)
  • In consultation with a student’s academic adviser, other courses may be selected from the complete suite of concentration course offerings

Skills courses (3 credits)

  • Intro to GIS (3)
  • Advanced GIS (3)
  • Applied GIS (3)
  • Communication in the Digital Age (2)
  • Consulting Skills (1)
  • Dispute Resolution (1)
  • Diversity, Justice & Inclusion (2)
  • Field Study Trips (2-3)
  • Natural Resource Inventory: field Techniques (2)
  • Proposal Writing and Project Management (3)
  • Service Learning Seminar (1)
  • with permission of the academic adviser, students may substitute 2-3 credits of skills with a concentration course

Capstone – Student Teaching (6 credits)

Most course offerings rotate over a 2-year cycle;  Professional Science Masters students should select courses in consultation with their academic adviser to meet additional requirements; Students who select 1 and 2 credit courses should plan carefully with their academic adviser to avoid additional cost; Students entering under a recognized partnership with AUNE should discuss degree requirements with their academic adviser.

Requirements prior to graduation (Prerequisites):
In addition to a solid academic background in at least one science area, you must satisfactorily complete (“B” or better) courses from an accredited undergraduate or graduate institution (within the last 10 years of beginning the program), or obtain a passing score on an equivalent CLEP exam before you can be recommended for certification to the State of NH. The prerequisites do not need to be completed before attending; however, they must be satisfied for recommendation to the NH Department of Education for certification. See additional info for details

Career Outlook

Our graduates teach life, physical, earth, and environmental science in the middle school, and biology, AP environmental science, and ecology in the high school. All our certification graduates instill their curricula with an environmental science sustainability and ecology orientation.

For years, 100% of AUNE’s Science Teacher Certification graduates seeking teaching roles have been hired as science teachers, often within 30 days before or after graduation. There is a critical shortage of middle level and high school science teachers in most states, and a demand for new science teachers is projected into the foreseeable future.

Teacher certification alumni also direct after-school programs, direct and/or teach in environmental camps and outdoor leadership programs during their summer breaks, as well as write environmental and ecology curricula.

Internships

Teacher certification students must complete one 6-credit, 15-week full-time student teaching assignment. Student teaching occurs during the fifth and final semester. All students also participate in a weekly seminar, either virtually or at AUNE.

Student teaching can happen in public and private middle and high schools throughout the country. While most of our students find sites in New England, recent graduates have also student taught in California, Colorado, Washington, New York, Rhode Island, and Virginia. A small sampling of New England-based student teaching sites follows.

New Hampshire

  • Contoocook Valley High School, Peterborough, NH, high school biology
  • Keene High School, Keene, NH, biology, environmental science, earth science, and oceanography
  • Keene Middle School, Keene, NH, 7th grade life science with emphasis on research design, and experimentation
  • Kingswood Regional High School, Wolfeboro, NH, honors biology and physical science
  • Monadnock Regional High School, East Swanzey, NH, 8th grade physical science
  • South Meadow Middle School, Peterborough, NH, general science and mathematics
  • Westmoreland School, Westmoreland, NH, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade earth, space, biology, and physical science
  • Soughegan High School, Amherst, NH, biology and geology

Maine

  • Belfast Area High School, Belfast, ME, biology, environmental science
  • Camden-Rockport High School, Camden, ME, middle and high school research biology, laboratory biology, and earth science
  • Isleboro Central School, Iselboro, ME, 7th-12th grade biology and marine sciences
  • Lakes Region, Bridgton, ME, biology
  • Mary E. Taylor Middle School, Camden, ME, general science

Massachusetts

  • R.J. Grey Junior High School, Action, MA, 8th grade general science
  • Francis W. Parker Charter School, Ayer, MA, 10th-11th grade biology; 9th-10th grade chemistry
  • Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, Cambridge, MA, biology (basic and intensive)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School, Dorchester, MA, 6th and 8th grade general science, hydrology, and astronomy (bilingual science teaching)
  • Northfield Mount Hermon School, Northfield, MA, high school biology and environmental studies
  • Shutesbury Elementary School, Shutesbury, MA, 6th grade life science
  • Wayland Middle School, Wayland, MA, 7th grade life science
  • Pentucket Regional Middle School, West Newbury, MA, 8th grade earth science

Vermont

  • Brattleboro Area Middle School, Brattleboro, VT, life, physical, and earth science
  • Brattleboro Union High School, Brattleboro, VT, life science, earth science
  • Compass School, Westminster West, VT, life science
  • F.H. Tuttle Middle School, Burlington, VT, 6th grade science/mathematics
  • Guilford Central School, Guilford, VT, 7th-8th grade general, physical, earth, and life science
  • Vergennes Union Junior High School, Vergennes, VT, middle school science and mathematics
  • Wilmington High School, Wilmington, VT, biology and astronomy

Admissions / Cost / Aid

Life Science Certification Prerequisites

You must satisfactorily complete (“B” or better) the following courses from an accredited undergraduate or graduate institution (within the last 10 years of beginning the program) or obtain a passing score on an equivalent College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exam before you can be recommended for certification to the State of NH. The prerequisites do not need to be completed before attending; however, they must be satisfied for recommendation to the NH Department of Education for certification.

  • two semesters of Basic Biology with lab (molecular and cellular, CLEP accepted toward one of the two semesters)
  • one semester of Chemistry with a lab (CLEP accepted)
  • one semester of Mathematics (CLEP accepted)
  • one semester of Physics (not available at Antioch; CLEP not offered by ETS; “B” or better from Excelsior College UExcel Examination in Physics [1] accepted)

[1] http://www.excelsior.edu/exams/physics

Middle-Level Science Certification Prerequisites

In addition to a solid academic background in at least one science area, you must satisfactorily complete (“B” or better) the following courses from an accredited undergraduate or graduate institution (within the last 10 years of beginning the program), or obtain a passing score on an equivalent CLEP exam before you can be recommended for certification to the State of NH. The prerequisites do not need to be completed before attending; however, they must be satisfied for recommendation to the NH Department of Education for certification.

  • one semester of Basic Biology with lab (molecular and cellular, CLEP accepted)
  • one semester of Chemistry with a lab (CLEP accepted)
  • one semester of Mathematics (CLEP accepted)
  • semester of Physics (not available at Antioch; CLEP not offered by ETS; “B” or better from Excelsior College UExcel Examination in Physics[1] accepted)

[1] http://www.excelsior.edu/exams/physics

Upcoming Events

Wed 26

Environmental Studies Webinar, September 26

September 26 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Oct 11

Environmental Studies MS Visiting Day, October 11

October 11 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Oct 12

Environmental Studies PhD Visiting Day, October 12

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Be a passionate advocate for environmental conservation, education, and justice.

Learning the skills of ecological inquiry, complex problem solving, and building relationships with professional networks and local communities equips you to be an effective conservation professional in nonprofit conservation organizations, state and federal agencies, educational settings, and private consulting firms. Developing and implementing conservation plans, conducting natural resource inventories, managing land for plant and wildlife habitat, working with local communities to generate solutions to environmental problems, and teaching conservation in formal and informal educational settings are all aspects of Conservation Biology.

This degree is offered by AU New England.


 

Program Overview

Students in the Conservation Biology concentration develop strong skills in natural history, ecological research, quantitative analysis, geographic information systems (GIS), environmental communication, and organizational leadership. If you join our program, you will gain deep understanding of the guiding principles of environmental studies and conservation biology, practical field experience to solve applied environmental problems, and leadership skills to facilitate solutions collaboratively.

Requirements for our MS Degree with a concentration in Conservation Biology include a combination of foundational content courses (“Core” courses), conservation-focused courses (“Concentration” courses), and various electives, as well as research and applied internships. Graduates leave with strong interdisciplinary training that balances breadth and depth, and are able to conduct rigorous scientific study and understand the social contexts essential to forging effective conservation initiatives. By learning to link science to the conservation and management activities typical of nonprofit organizations, state and federal agencies, educational institutions, and consulting firms, our graduates are well prepared to make a real difference in the conservation world.

Degree Requirements

Length of Program:

The requirements for this program can be completed in 5 semesters, and classes are held primarily on Thursdays and Fridays with some optional weekend courses. Capstone work varies in type and duration, depending upon topic and project scale.

Coursework:

To earn the MS degree in Environmental Studies with a Conservation Biology concentration, you must complete a minimum of 36 credits distributed as follows:

Core Areas (9 credits, select 3 out of 4 courses):

  • Earth Systems and Climate Change (3)
  • Community Ecology of the New England Landscape (3)
  • Political Economy and Sustainability (3)
  • Leadership for Change (3)

Concentration courses (15 credits):

  • Biostatistics (3)- Required
  • Conservation Biology (3)- Required
  • New England Flora (3)
  • Research Seminar (3)
  • Soil Ecology (3)
  • Vertebrate Ecology: Herpetology (3)
  • Vertebrate Ecology: Mammalogy (3)
  • Vertebrate Ecology: Ornithology (3)
  • Wetlands Ecology(3)
  • Wildlife and Forest Management (3)
  • In consultation with a student’s academic adviser, other courses may be selected from the complete suite of concentration course offerings

Skills courses (6 credits)

  • Intro to GIS (3)
  • Advanced GIS (3)
  • Applied GIS (3)
  • Communication in the Digital Age (2)
  • Consulting Skills (1)
  • Dispute Resolution (1)
  • Diversity, Justice & Inclusion (2)
  • Field Study Trips (2-3)
  • Natural Resource Inventory: field Techniques (2)
  • Proposal Writing and Project Management (3)
  • Service Learning Seminar (1)
  • with permission of the academic adviser, students may substitute 2-3 credits of skills with a concentration course

General Internship (3 credits)
Capstone Project or 2nd Internship (3 credits)

Capstone Project (choose one of the capstone options below):

  • Master’s Project: Typically a descriptive, applied independent research project (e.g., a natural resource inventory of a local, regional, or national conservation property)
  • Master’s Thesis: Typically an experimental independent research project that may be fundamental or applied (e.g., the effect of salt marsh restoration on shellfish populations in the Gulf of Maine)
  • Collaborative Service Initiative. An interdisciplinary, small-group project with students from other MS concentrations in which the team conducts a short-term (3-5 months) service project for a local, regional, or national environmental organization

Most course offerings rotate over a 2-year cycle;  Professional Science Masters students should select courses in consultation with their academic adviser to meet additional requirements; Students who select 1 and 2 credit courses should plan carefully with their academic adviser to avoid additional cost; Students entering under a recognized partnership with AUNE should discuss degree requirements with their academic adviser.

International Service Program

You may wish to combine this concentration with Peace Corps service. Through the AUNE International Service Program, you can earn credit for your service tuition-free and change the world.

Certificates

If you’d like to gain deeper training and expertise to complement your MS degree, consider adding coursework to earn a certificate in GIS, Conservation Psychology, Environmental and Sustainability Education, Climate Change Education, or Food Justice and Resilient Communities.

AUNE Environmental Studies Centers

To enrich your academic training and build your skills, become involved with any of our on-campus centers:

Professional Science Master’s

Antioch University New England is the only graduate school in New Hampshire partnered with the United States Council of Graduate Schools to allow our Environmental Studies students to gain a Professional Science Master’s (PSM) designation for their MS degree. A PSM designation complements the MS degree by showing prospective employers that our graduates have deep training in both STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and professional skills in business (e.g., finance, grant and proposal writing), communication, leadership, and regulation (e.g., management, administration, program evaluation). The PSM designation is optional; read more about it here.

Career Outlook

Graduates from our Conservation Biology concentration have various important leadership roles in environmental conservation around the world. Some alums go on to doctoral work in ecology and conservation, many are publishing their research, and all are making the world a better place. Here are some examples of the exciting conservation careers our alums are currently pursuing around the world:

  • Environmental Steward, The Nature Conservancy, Montpelier, VT
  • Environmental Compliance Specialist, New York City Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Research Scientist in Soil Ecology, University of New Hampshire
  • Program Director, The Nature Conservancy, Milwaukee, WI
  • Director of Environmental Programs and Sustainability, Vermont Academy
  • Coastal and Marine Planning Scientist, The Nature Conservancy, Great Lakes, MI
  • Project Manager, Ugalla Primate Project, Kigoma, Tanzania
  • Biological Technician, Forest Health Monitoring Team, National Park Service
  • Science Director, Harris Center for Conservation Education, Harrisville, NH
  • Director of Land Protection and Stewardship, Mohonk Preserve, NY
  • Stewardship Director, Monadnock Conservancy, NH
  • Natural Resources Environmental Coordinator, Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head, MA
  • Environmental Specialist, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
  • Environmental Scientist, Professional Environmental Engineers, St. Louis, MO
  • Adjunct Professor of Biology, Ecology, and Environmental Science, various colleges and universities
  • Research Ecologist, US Forest Service
  • Ecology and Environmental Science Teacher, Milbrook School, Milbrook, NY
  • Environmental Consultant, Wilkinson Ecological Design, Orleans, MA
  • Research Associate, Sample6 Technologies, Boston, MA
  • Raptor Observatory Coordinator, NH Audubon Society
  • Land Project Manager, Winnakee Land Trust, Rhinebeck, NY
  • Fish and Wildlife Technician, NY State Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Park Ranger, MA Department of Conservation and Recreation
  • Nature Instructor, Lamoille County Conservation District, VT
  • Founder and Creative Director, Roots and Trails, Montpelier, VT
  • Environmental Studies Teacher, Community College of VT, Montpelier, VT
  • Program Associate, Bird Friendly Community, National Audubon Society
  • Conservation Planner, Williston, VT
  • Director of Recreation and Outdoor Programs, Landmark College, VT
  • Energy Educator, VT Energy Education Program
  • Scientist, EcoAdapt
  • Birding and Nature Guide, Manu, HI Conservation Birding and Nature Tours
  • Regional Editor, North American Birds Quarterly
  • eBird Regional Reviewer, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
  • Plant Propagator and Facilities Coordinator, New England Wildflower Society
  • GIS Analyst, Zayo Group
  • Research Technician, CO Division of Wildlife

Applied Internship Requirements

One of the hallmarks of our program is that students are required to complete at least one applied internship (3 credits), in which they gain valuable skills and build important professional networks. Students may choose to do a second internship in lieu of a final Capstone project or thesis. Examples of internships include:

  • Loon monitoring and research with the Biodiversity Research Institute in Maine
  • Tracking endangered turtles in Florida wetlands
  • Conducting research on shark ecology at the Cape Eleuthera Island School in the Bahamas
  • Researching Atlantic salmon restoration for the Department of Environmental Protection in Connecticut
  • Studying rare and endangered plants at the New Hampshire Division of Forest and Lands
  • Surveying and monitoring alpine vegetation for the Adirondack Mountain Club in New York
  • Working on an agroforestry restoration project at Monteverde Institute in Costa Rica
  • Conducting wetland plant inventories at Cape Cod National Seashore
  • Restoring wild lupine and karner blue butterflies with the US Fish and Wildlife Service in New Hampshire

Click here to view some of the recent internship sites of students in the Conservation Biology program

  • The Nature Conservancy: Conducted ecological assessment of recently acquired lands, identify significant ecological features, rare plants, and unusual natural communities; produce report and GIS data layers documenting results
  • Antioch University New England, Environmental Studies contract: Assisted in vegetation analysis component of natural resource inventory on 4000-acre parcel in central New Hampshire
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Collected fish, substrate, and water samples to assess mercury levels in freshwater lakes in southern New Hampshire
  • Vermont Institute of Natural Science: Conducted bird surveys as part of the Forest Bird Monitoring Program in Vermont
  • Manomet Center for Conservation Science: Assisted in long-term bird-banding operations in coastal Massachusetts
  • Vermont Audubon Society: Assistant director of summer environmental education camp, responsible for teaching, supervision, and administration
  • Teton Science School: Coordinated and taught workshop for teachers dealing with water quality monitoring and stream habitat assessment protocols
  • Audubon Society of New Hampshire: Identified potential vernal pools from aerial photographs and conduct field checks; worked with landowners and volunteers to develop monitoring programs
  • Appalachian Mountain Club: Surveyed and mapped natural plant communities in a 1000-acre wetland/bog complex in Maine
  • Center for Tropical Ecology, Antioch University New England: Organized symposium, “Conservation without Borders: The Impact of Conservation on Human Communities” aimed at promoting the interdisciplinary nature of conservation through an examination of the social, political, and economic impact of conservation on human communities
  • U.S. Forest Service, Northeast Research Station, New Hampshire: Lab technician, assisted with chemical analysis of foliar and soil samples
  • Monadnock Ecological Research and Education Project, Summit Steward on Mt. Monadnock in NH: Interacted with visitors on summit explaining impact of foot falls and climate change on subalpine vegetation

Capstone

AUNE’s Conservation Biology concentration gives students the research and field skills to understand the linkages between ecology and real-life conservation issues. Central to the program is the verifying capstone. These capstones allow you to demonstrate your knowledge on how to plan, design and implement and report a substantial project. All capstones allow you to define research questions, collect conceptual and background information from related studies, identify protocols for appropriate data collection and analysis, and follow the work through to its completion.

Admissions / Cost / Aid

Upcoming Events

Wed 26

Environmental Studies Webinar, September 26

September 26 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Oct 11

Environmental Studies MS Visiting Day, October 11

October 11 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Oct 12

Environmental Studies PhD Visiting Day, October 12

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Introduction

Scientific discovery is groundbreaking, but advocacy is essential to forging real progress and enacting systems-level change. Whether you want to make an impact at the community, state, national or international level, we’ll help you develop the knowledge, skills, and networks to be effective. Equip yourself with the skills to bring environmental issues to the forefront of global progress.

This degree is offered by AU New England.


 

Program Overview

Direct community-based organizations, research solutions to critical environmental and social challenges, or lead communications and development projects for a range of organizations. Advance clean energy. Mitigate climate change and help communities adapt to its impacts. Lead conservation and sustainable resource initiatives. Lead organizations committed to economic, environmental, and social justice. You choose the type of advocacy work you want to do and we’ll help you prepare for it.

Degree Requirements

Length of Program:

This program can be completed in 5 semesters. Classes take place 2 days a week along with occasional weekend options,  internships, and a capstone project.

Coursework:

To earn the MS degree in Environmental Studies with an Advocacy for Social Justice and Sustainability concentration, you must earn a minimum of 36 credits distributed as follows:

Core Areas (9 credits, select 3 out of 4 courses):

  • Earth Systems and Climate Change (3) -Required
  • Community Ecology of the New England Landscape (3)
  • Political Economy and Sustainability (3)
  • Leadership for Change (3)

Concentration courses (15 credits):

  • Environmental Advocacy: Essentials (3)-Required
  • Environmental Advocacy: Applied (3)-Required
  • Citizen Participation (3)
  • Civic Ecology and Community Resilience (2) FST
  • Conservation Biology (3)
  • Conservation Psychology (3)
  • Principles of Sustainable Systems (3)
  • Program Evaluation (3)
  • Program Planning and Design (3)
  • Soil Ecology (3)
  • In consultation with a student’s academic adviser, other courses may be selected from the complete suite of concentration course offerings

Skills courses (6 credits):

  • Intro to GIS (3)
  • Advanced GIS (3)
  • Applied GIS (3)
  • Communication in the Digital Age (2)
  • Consulting Skills (1)
  • Dispute Resolution (1)
  • Diversity, Justice & Inclusion (2)
  • Field Study Trips (2-3)
  • Proposal Writing and Project Management (3)
  • Service Learning Seminar (1)
  • with permission of the academic adviser, students may substitute 2-3 credits of skills with a concentration course

General Internship (3 credits)
Capstone Project or 2nd Internship (3 credits)

Most course offerings rotate over a 2-year cycle;  Professional Science Masters students should select courses in consultation with their academic adviser to meet additional requirements; Students who select 1 and 2 credit courses should plan carefully with their academic adviser to avoid additional cost; Students entering under a recognized partnership with AUNE should discuss degree requirements with their academic adviser.

International Service Program

Combine this concentration with Peace Corps service. Through the AUNE International Service Program, you can earn credit for your service tuition-free and change the world.

Career Outlook

Over the last five decades, there has been exponential growth in the number of social movement organizations, a significant growth in memberships and budgets, and a corresponding growth in the number of available paid advocacy positions.

Eight Areas Where You Can Do Good Work

  • Professional public interest advocacy organizations usually work on a single issue or set of issues through research and education, lobbying, litigation, inter-group coalition building, and high-level negotiations with decision-makers.
  • Grassroots organizations mobilize specific communities and constituencies to take collective action through community organizing, popular education, community development, alternative institutions, and direct action campaigns.
  • Labor unions and professional associations represent and mobilize their members on political, economic, and social issues of interest to members and the public.
  • Progressive electoral public policy groups such as third parties, major party caucuses, non-partisan groups, and Political Action Committees.
  • Social action training and political education groups work with other advocacy organizations and activists to build up their personal and organizational capacities as advocates and organizers.
  • Research and data management organizations help meet the information needs of social movement organizations, often in direct collaboration and sometimes even with the full participation of community and public interest groups.
  • Progressive media and cultural groups produce documentaries, radio shows, books and periodicals, web-pages for activists and the public; offer public relations assistance to activist groups seeking to influence the mass media; and create art, music, and theater that inspire activists and the public.
  • Progressive, social change philanthropy groups including individual foundations and coordinating groups like National Network of Grantmakers and the Donor Organizers Network.

Admissions / Cost / Aid

Upcoming Events

Wed 26

Environmental Studies Webinar, September 26

September 26 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Oct 11

Environmental Studies MS Visiting Day, October 11

October 11 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Oct 12

Environmental Studies PhD Visiting Day, October 12

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Introduction

The world needs you to preserve biodiversity, work for environmental justice, reinvigorate science education, guide communities in planning for climate change, and promote sustainable practices in organizations, schools, and businesses. As a team of passionate advocates, educators, and mentors, this is our mission and commitment to our students. Our Master of Science will help you become part of the next generation of environmental leaders working towards a more sustainable, healthy future.

This degree is offered by AU New England.


 

Program Overview

Our faculty are committed, first and foremost, to creating great learning opportunities. Student-centered experiential learning is an important part of our curriculum identity. You’ll find our faculty working alongside students in the field and in the classroom, digging soil pits, mapping forest composition, tracking wildlife, writing regulatory policies, developing advocacy campaigns, and teaching.

Degree Requirements

Master of Science in Environmental Studies

The Master of Science in Environmental Studies is a 36-credit program that can be completed in five semesters. A minimum of 3 credits of an appropriate professional internship is also required as well as a capstone requirement in the form of a master’s project, thesis, collaborative service initiative or a 2nd internship.

Students in all concentrations select three (9 credits) out of the following four core courses. These courses provide the interdisciplinary foundation for understanding and addressing contemporary environmental issues.

  • Community Ecology of the New England Landscape
  • Leadership for Change
  • Earth Systems and Climate Change
  • Political Economy and Sustainability

Concentration courses provide the conceptual and theoretical foundations in your program (15 credits; 18 credits for Science Teacher Certification) and skills courses (6 credits; 3 for Science Teacher Certification) provide an opportunity to develop a customized skill set that is relevant to your experience and career goals. Additional credits required include a three (3) credit internship and a 3 credit Capstone.

Capstone project
Integrate and apply your course and internship learning through one of four options: an interdisciplinary collaborative capstone project, an individual master’s project, an individual master’s thesis, or a second internship.

International Service Program
Combine your MS in Environmental Studies with Peace Corps service. Through the International Service Program, you can earn credit for your service, apply what you are learning to create positive change across the world, and save thousands of dollars on your degree.

Master of Science in Environmental Studies with Professional Science Master’s Designation (36 credits)
Students in AUNE’s Environmental Studies Master’s of Science (ESMS) program can choose earn the Professional Science Master’s (PSM) designation for their degree. Learn more at the Professional Science Master’s website.

Careers

Graduates of our MS in Environmental Studies program are employed in every sector of environmental work, from private consulting and regulatory enforcement to education, leadership, government, advocacy, and the arts.

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Wed 26

Environmental Studies Webinar, September 26

September 26 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Oct 11

Environmental Studies MS Visiting Day, October 11

October 11 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Oct 12

Environmental Studies PhD Visiting Day, October 12

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Introduction

We need resource managers who can bring diverse stakeholders together to solve complex environmental challenges. You will help communities prepare for climate change, protect water, direct community waste systems, manage energy and materials sustainably, and conserve landscapes. Lead vital environmental efforts to protect natural resources in sustainable ways, preserve ecological services in the face of landscape development, create landscape resilience, develop multiple sustainable uses of a natural resource, and restore degraded ecosystems.

This degree is offered by AU New England.


 

Program Overview

This 30-credit program gives students the flexibility to earn a master’s degree while continuing to work full-time. Students develop leadership skills to address multi-issue, multi-stakeholder environmental problems and learn how to manage complex natural resource issues.

RMC students learn how to build stakeholder capacity, practice effective communication strategies, and provide the leadership and management to organizations and communities facing a myriad of challenges due to difficult resource management decisions, especially within the context of a changing climate.

RMC faculty are engaged environmental scholars and practitioners who address real-world environmental problems at regional, national, and international scales. Our active applied research projects will provide you with a wide range of networking opportunities. Our cohorts reflect a diversity of cooperatively oriented learners ranging from seasoned resource managers to more recent undergraduates trained with cutting edge management tools.

Degree Requirements

Master of Science in Resource Management & Conservation (30 credits)

To earn the MS degree in Resource Management & Conservation you must earn a minimum of 30 credits distributed as follows:

RMC Concentration Requirements

  • Building Sustainable Organizations
  • Climate Change Resilience, Adaptation and Mitigation
  • Earth Systems and Climate Change
  • Energy and Materials Sustainability
  • Financial Administration
  • Leadership for Change
  • Political Economy and Sustainability
  • Principles of Sustainability
  • Proposal Writing and Project Management

Capstone Project

The core curriculum classes meet five weekends in the fall and spring semesters, with a 5-day intensive during the first fall term.

  • Initial 5 day intensive in early fall semester (3 credits)
  • 5-Weekends each fall and spring semesters (24 credits)
  • Choice of additional weekly courses (9 credits of additional science courses)
  • Internship and Capstone Project (6 credits)
Master of Science in Resource Management & Conservation with Professional Science Master’s Designation (42 credits)

Students in AUNE’s Environmental Studies Master’s of Science (ESMS) program or the Resource Management and Conservation MS program can choose to follow the Professional Science Master’s (PSM) study track or the non-PSM study track. The 42-credit RMC-PSM degree is open to both recent graduates as well as those with prior professional experience. It allows you to either investigate a new area of environmental theory and practice or supplement your current professional expertise. Earn a Professional Science Master’s and your M.S. in Resource Management and Conservation.

Learn more at the Professional Science Master’s website. Students on a PSM-recognized Master’s track must also meet these additional requirements within their 42-credit degree program:

Eighteen (18) credits of science and math, made up of:

  • Two required Core science courses: Earth Systems and Climate Change, and Ecological Dynamics of Landscapes
  • One of these two research skills courses: Qualitative and Quantitative Research Design Techniques, or Biostatistics
  • Nine (9) additional credits of science and math

International Service Program

Combine the 42-credit track of this degree program with Peace Corps service. Through the AUNE International Service Program, you can earn credit for your service, apply what you are learning to create positive change across the world, and save thousands of dollars on your degree.

Career Outlook

RMC graduates have secured positions in the following areas after graduating from the program:

  • Nonprofit conservation and advocacy organizations at the local, national, and international level
  • Government departments that manage natural resources, regulate pollution, or monitor environmental compliance
  • Public agencies concerned with local and regional land use planning, or which acquire and manage open space
  • Environmental consulting businesses engaged in land management and sustainable development, wetlands protection, water resource management and environmental impact assessment
  • Private industry and institutions engaged in meeting regulations for environmental compliance and developing ecologically sustainable management systems
  • Entrepreneurship and business start-ups

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of their Master of Science program in Resource Management and Conservation, students are able to:

  • Identify and understand the scientific and social complexities within the interdisciplinary field of environmental studies including ethics, sustainability and social justice;
  • Apply quantitative, spatial and qualitative research approaches to addressing science based problems;
  • Critically assess scientific and economic research;
  • Understand the interrelationships among, and between, public policy, science, economics and law;
  • Demonstrate and apply skills in external stakeholder capacity building;
  • Demonstrate and apply skills in facilitative and adaptive leadership;
  • Draw on theory to inform the practice of change management at multiple organizational scales;
  • Effectively manage complex projects and associated budgets and timelines;
  • Understand the definition and requirements of organizational sustainability.

Admissions

How to Apply

  1. Complete the online admissions application, including:
    • Essay questions, admissions and program-specific
    • Resume/curriculum vitae (CV)
    • Non-refundable $50 application fee
  2. Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities where you earned a degree or certificate.
  3. Two letters of recommendation are required, from people who are in a position to evaluate your professional or academic work. The person making the recommendation may not be related to you.
  4. There are additional requirements for International applicants and applicants without a Bachelor’s degree
  5. Interview with a faculty member of the department to which you seek entry if selected. This can be in person, by phone, or via Skype.
  6. Master’s and Certificate Programs do not require the GRE or any other standardized test for admissions. We consider all of your application materials, and evaluate your academic potential in a variety of ways.

Official transcripts should be emailed to admissions.ane@antioch.edu or mailed to:

Office of Admissions
Antioch University New England
40 Avon Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03431-3516

All application materials submitted become part of an applicant’s file and cannot be returned.

Application Deadlines

Antioch University New England processes applications for most programs on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply as early as possible. All application materials should be received in Admissions by the dates listed below. If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Department.

Environmental Studies Master’s Programs: February 1 (Early Application Review); July 1 (All Others)
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Tuition & Financial Aid

A college education is an investment in your future.  Let us help you understand the costs and explore the resources available to help make your college education even more affordable. The majority of AUNE students finance their education through some form of financial aid. You may not be sure which federal, state, public and private aid packages – such as loans, scholarships, and grants—are right for you. Our staff is here to help you, so you can focus on what’s most important: beginning your academic program at AUNE.

Tuition & Fees

Financial Aid

Upcoming Events

Wed 26

Environmental Studies Webinar, September 26

September 26 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Oct 11

Environmental Studies MS Visiting Day, October 11

October 11 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Oct 12

Environmental Studies PhD Visiting Day, October 12

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

MBA Focused on Real World Challenges

Do you want to make your organization more effective, efficient, and sustainable? Our MBA in Sustainability will teach you the business and leadership skills needed to manage complex and changing organizational environments. Achieve your economic objectives while addressing the needs of the employees, communities and the environment.

AU New England is no longer accepting applications for the Fall 2018 cohort. Please check back in Spring 2019 for a re-imagined MBA.

We invite you to explore our MBA degrees at our Santa Barbara and Midwest campuses.


 

Program Overview

Businesses are increasingly aware of their ecological and social impact. They want managers and leaders who can effectively and strategically plan and implement initiatives that balance economic, environmental, and human sustainability, without compromising communities or the planet for future generations. As a graduate of our program, you’ll be prepared to navigate the dynamics of sustainability at the team, organizational, regional, and global levels.

Since 2007, our “Green MBA” has offered a fully integrated curriculum. Competency in sustainability methods, systems thinking, leadership, and collaboration is developed throughout the program.

An MBA for working adults
Our two-year, weekend program is structured to balance rigorous study with busy professional and personal schedules. On-site classes are scheduled four weekends per semester, with online and group coursework between meetings.

The Antioch difference
Hands-on application of business skills is central to the MBA in Sustainability curriculum. You won’t find lecture halls and written tests here. Student projects are focused on real-world challenges. Classwork includes consulting projects to help local, regional, and national businesses solve sustainability challenges and present finding and recommendations to clients. Students participate in local and regional field experiences to observe and network with leading sustainable businesses and nonprofits to test theoretical understanding.

At Antioch, you’ll join an active and supportive learning community of faculty members, other MBA students, and alumni who stay connected after graduation, sharing their expertise and stories from the field, while helping students build stronger professional networks.

AUNE’s experience-based MBA in Sustainability enables students to implement an integrated approach to sustainability so that organizations, communities, and the earth we share thrive now and into the future. Students develop competence in the three interrelated core areas:

Degree Requirements

Program Length

Our 36-credit MBA in Sustainability is a 2-year weekend program.

Requirements

Students develop competency in three interrelated core areas: sustainability & systems thinking, business fundamentals, and leadership & change. Courses are intentionally designed, sequenced and delivered across an integrated curriculum.

  • Sustainability & Systems Thinking:
    • Principles of Sustainable Systems
    • Earth Systems & Climate Change
    • Ecological Economics, Public Policy & Social Change
  • Business Fundamentals:
    • Financial Management Fundamentals
    • Sustainable Finance for Positive Impact
    • Operations & Value Chain Management
    • Marketing & Communication Strategy
  • Leadership & Change:
    • Teamwork & Diversity
    • Developing People & Performance
    • Leadership, Ethics & Change
  • Capstone Courses:
    • Strategy, Innovation & Resilience
    • Practicum

Course Descriptions

Career Outlook

Students who complete this program pursue careers in a variety of fields, including consulting, manufacturing, social services, finance, renewable energy, agriculture, government, and healthcare.

Career options associated with an MBA in sustainability include sustainability consulting and auditing, environmental management, marketing, leadership and management, CSR reporting, socially responsible investing (SRI), community and economic development finance, project management, risk management, and more. Our graduates have gone on to become executive directors, entrepreneurs, consultants, educators, facilities directors, marketing directors, sustainable investment analysts, technical advisors, and more.

Learning Outcomes

The MBA in Sustainability has established learning outcomes that outline the goals of our program. As a graduate of our program you can expect to have competency in the following areas:

  • Evaluate, synthesize and apply the foundational concepts of the evolving sustainability paradigm.
  • Implement integrated strategies to strengthen the financial sustainability of organizations.
  • In collaboration with others, develop an organizational culture and implement practices that support both human well-being and successful performance at individual, team, unit, and organizational levels.
  • Advocate for wise use of earth resources and develop organizational strategies that balance the needs of ecological, economic, and social systems on a local and global scale.
  • Develop and master analytical, strategic, and collaborative decision-making skills in order to successfully communicate sustainability within multiple systems.
  • Develop interpersonal and intrapersonal skills to become a more effective, resilient, self-aware leader.
  • Apply change theory and leadership theory in guiding organizations towards a sustainable multiple bottom line.
  • Synthesize and apply knowledge, metrics, and skills to promote sustainability systems.

Admissions

AU New England is no longer accepting applications for the Fall 2018 cohort. Please check back in Spring 2019 for a re-imagined MBA.

We invite you to explore our MBA degrees at our Santa Barbara and Midwest campuses.

Tuition & Financial Aid

A college education is an investment in your future.  Let us help you understand the costs and explore the resources available to help make your college education even more affordable. The majority of AUNE students finance their education through some form of financial aid. You may not be sure which federal, state, public and private aid packages – such as loans, scholarships, and grants—are right for you. Our staff is here to help you, so you can focus on what’s most important: beginning your academic program at AUNE.

Tuition & Fees

Financial Aid

Upcoming Events

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Introduction

Waldorf schools are inherently self-administered with decisions made on site by faculty, staff and trustees. This allows for a truly fluid educational experience; child-centered and responsive to the changing needs of the student. Our Waldorf certifications will train you in theory and methodology while simultaneously incorporating hands-on opportunities and experiential learning. This approach enhances your ability to make an immediate impact on the educational experience of your students. Become a part of this revolutionary shift in how educators are teaching, inspiring, and encouraging the next generation of learners.

This degree is offered by AU New England.


 

Program Overview

Students who only want to focus on Waldorf education and do not want state certification can earn a 32-credit Waldorf MEd in Elementary Education in the year-round on-campus program, or the summer sequence program. Those with bachelor’s, or master’s degrees are eligible for this program.

Degree Requirements

To earn this degree, students must successfully complete a minimum of 32 credits distributed as follows:

Theoretical & Philosophical Foundations of Education
  • Human Development
  • Evolving Consciousness
  • Anthroposophy-Projective Geometry
  • Foundations of Human Experience
  • Education For Social Renewal
Curriculum & Instruction
  • Waldorf Elementary Curriculum Seminar
  • Science Curriculum
  • Waldorf Math and Language Arts
  • Painting 1
  • Painting 2
  • Music Curriculum
  • Drawing
  • Eurythmy 1
  • Speech 1
  • Speech 2
Education & Social Policy
  • Research for Social & Personal Change
  • Adolescent
Plus non-credit required courses
  • Eurythmy
  • Arts to Accompany Foundations
  • Today’s Child
Teaching Internship or Practicum
Master’s Project

For course descriptions, please see the current course catalog.

 

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Introduction

Waldorf schools are inherently self administered with decisions made on site by faculty, staff and trustees. This allows for a truly fluid educational experience; child-centered and responsive to the changing needs of the student. Our Waldorf certifications will train you in theory and methodology while simultaneously incorporating hands-on opportunities and experiential learning. This approach enhances your ability to make an immediate impact on the educational experience of your students. Become a part of this revolutionary shift in how educators are teaching, inspiring, and encouraging the next generation of learners.

This degree is offered by AU New England.


 

Program Overview

This advanced track master’s program with a transdisciplinary focus on healing education is designed for those practitioners who wish to:<

  • Further transform and evolve their practice through applied spiritual scientific inquiry
  • Develop methodological approaches to work in a disciplined and focused way with questions arising from their practice
  • Conduct research in a specialized focus area of their choice
  • Enhance their capacity for collaborative inquiry and work in transdisciplinary contexts
  • Innovate and plant seeds for future development within their field of practice

The overall aim is to move beyond mastery of one’s established professional practice, through active engagement in contemplative and collaborative action research, based on a deepened understanding of the human being and the development of tools and capacities for applied spiritual scientific research.

Participants in this MEd program will work together with AUNE and Camphill faculty during two summer residencies in Wilton, New Hampshire. Practicum and online action research projects will be undertaken in the intervening year, and a master’s project/thesis will be completed in the final fall semester. Each student will be assigned an advisor on the basis of a chosen focus area of research and professional background.

Degree Requirements

This advanced level Waldorf MEd program with a transdisciplinary focus on healing education is offered by the Waldorf Program of Antioch University New England in collaboration with the Camphill Academy. It is open to applicants with 5-7 years of professional experience with a practice-based on anthroposophical foundations OR will have completed stage 2 of a program of the Camphill Academy.

To earn this degree, students must successfully complete a minimum of 32 credits distributed as follows:

Theoretical & Philosophical Foundations of Education
  • Evolving Consciousness
  • Education for Social Renewal
  • Foundations 2
  • Today’s Child
Curriculum & Instruction
  • Speech 3
  • Eurythmy 3
  • Transdisciplinary Learning
  • Human Development 2
  • Painting 3
  • Music Curriculum
Education & Social Policy
  • Renewal Institutes 1 and 2
  • Contemplative Inquiry 1
  • Research 2
  • Research 3
  • Adolescent
  • Renewal Institute 2
Practicum
Master’s Project

For course descriptions, please see the current course catalog.

 

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Upcoming Events

Related Degrees (Must Be Handpicked Using Degree Blocks with Appropriate IDs)

Introduction

Waldorf schools are inherently self-administered with decisions made on site by faculty, staff and trustees. This allows for a truly fluid educational experience; child-centered and responsive to the changing needs of the student. Our Waldorf certifications will train you in theory and methodology while simultaneously incorporating hands-on opportunities and experiential learning. This approach enhances your ability to make an immediate impact on the educational experience of your students. Become a part of this revolutionary shift in how educators are teaching, inspiring, and encouraging the next generation of learners.

This degree is offered by AU New England.


 

Program Overview

People who only want to focus on Waldorf education and do not want state certification can earn a 32-credit Waldorf MEd in Elementary Education in the year-round on-campus program, or the summer sequence program. Those with bachelor’s, or master’s degrees are eligible for this program.

Upon completion of this program, graduates obtain a 32 credit MEd which includes the 28 credit, AWSNA-approved Waldorf Certificate. This full-time program is for those who live in the New England area or are able to relocate within a commuting distance for two summer residencies and one fall semester.

Sequence:

  • Summer I: 3 weeks — courses held in Wilton, NH – School dormitory/local rooms available (2018: Sunday, July 8 through Saturday, July 28, no classes July 14, 15, 21, 22)
  • Fall I: 15 weeks — courses held Wednesday through Friday plus 5 Saturdays on campus in Keene, NH
  • Spring I: 12-week internship (available nationwide – or worldwide)
  • Summer II: 4 weeks — courses held in Wilton, NH (Waldorf Certificate Complete)
  • Fall II: begin Master’s Project (independent/online work, from wherever you are)

Degree Requirements

To earn the MEd degree (without N.H. Certification),  you must successfully complete a minimum of 32 credits distributed as follows:

Theoretical & Philosophical Foundations of Education
  • Human Development
  • Anthroposophy: Projective Geometry
  • Evolving Consciousness 1
  • Evolving Consciousness 2
  • Foundations of Human Experience
Curriculum & Instruction
  • Waldorf Curriculum 1
  • Waldorf Curriculum 2
  • Painting
  • Clay Modeling
  • Music Curriculum
  • Eurythmy 1
  • Speech 1  
  • Speech 2  
  • Drawing
  • Science Curriculum
  • Waldorf Math and Language Arts
Educational & Social Policy
  • Waldorf Administration
  • Waldorf Masters Project Research Preparation
  • Adolescent
Plus non-credit required courses
  • Arts to Accompany Foundations
  • Oberufer Play
  • Workshop in Middle School Drawing
  • Today’s Child
  • Handwork
  • Sculptural Modeling
  • Professional Seminar
  • Readiness and Reading
  • Mathematics and Movement
Master’s Project
Internship
  • 1 semester supervised teaching in Waldorf School under approved Waldorf teacher

For course descriptions, please see the current course catalog.

 

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Introduction

Since 1983, the collaboration of the Waldorf and Elementary Teacher Certification faculty has provided a unique blend of essential Waldorf and progressive education courses and internship experiences leading to state certification. Students study Dewey as well as Steiner, learn Waldorf and public school methods in mathematics and reading, and intern in both a Waldorf and a public school.

This degree is offered by AU New England.


 

This program is the only one of its kind in North America. The MEd in Elementary Education with NH Teacher Certification is a 44-credit on-campus, year-round program for those who want to teach in Waldorf charter schools and become certified public school teachers. At the end of the program, students are prepared to apply for NH Certification.

Teacher Certification
Our certification programs meet the requirements for New Hampshire Teacher Certification. Plus, New Hampshire participates in the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement, established to encourage cooperation and facilitate mobility and licensing between states. Great news if you want to teach in another state!

Program Overview

Upon completion of this program, graduates obtain a 44 credit MEd with NH State Certification which includes the 28 credit, AWSNA-approved Waldorf Certificate.

This full-time program is for those who live in the New England area or are able to relocate within a commuting distance for the duration of the program. This program is just one semester longer than the standard MEd and includes a second internship at a public school.

 

Sequence:<

  • Summer I: 3 weeks — courses held in Wilton, NH – School dormitory/local rooms available (2018: Sunday July 8 through Saturday July 28, no classes July 14, 15, 21, 22)
  • Fall I: 15 weeks — courses held Wednesday through Friday plus 5 Saturdays on campus in Keene, NH
  • Spring I: 12 week internship (available nationwide – or worldwide)
  • Summer II: 4 weeks —  courses held in Wilton, NH (Waldorf Certificate Complete) Fall II: 15 weeks — courses meet the first Friday afternoon and Saturday of each month in Keene, NH plus online
  • Spring II: 15 weeks — courses meet the first Friday afternoon and Saturday of each month in Keene, NH plus online. Public school internship Monday to Thursday.

 

Degree Requirements

To earn a MEd degree with both Waldorf Teaching Certification and New Hampshire Elementary Education Teaching Certification, you must meet the general education requirements and you must successfully complete a minimum of 44 credits distributed as follows:

Theoretical & Philosophical Foundations of Education

  • Human Development
  • Conceptual Development & Learning Theory
  • Anthroposophy: Projective Geometry
  • Evolving Consciousness 1
  • Evolving Consciousness 2
  • Foundations of Human Experience

Curriculum & Instruction

  • Math Methods – Elementary
  • Reading/Literacy Elementary
  • Integrated Learning: Theory into Practice
  • Waldorf Curriculum 1
  • Waldorf Curriculum 2
  • Painting
  • Clay Modeling
  • Eurythmy 1
  • Speech 1  
  • Speech 2  
  • Drawing
  • Science Curriculum
  • Waldorf Math and Language Arts

Educational & Social Policy

  • Teaching Exceptional Children
  • School Law
  • Waldorf Administration

Plus non-credit required courses

  • Oberufer Play
  • Workshop in Middle School Drawing
  • Sculptural Modeling
  • Arts to Accompany Foundations
  • Handwork
  • Professional Seminar

Elementary Teaching Internships

  • One semester of supervised teaching in an approved public school Elementary setting
  • One semester of supervised teaching in a Waldorf School under an approved Waldorf teacher

For course descriptions, please see the current course catalog.

 

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Introduction

Waldorf education is one of the fastest growing independent school movements in the world, with more than 1,000 Waldorf Schools in 60 countries. By placing an emphasis on imagination, teachers who leverage this approach are better equipped to encourage students to think creatively, critically, and empathetically. It allows students to develop important artistic and social skills, while also promoting free thinking and moral responsibility.

This degree is offered by AU New England.


 

The Waldorf Teacher Education Program at Antioch University New England has been at the forefront of Waldorf teacher education in the United States for more than 30 years. We continue to meet the very great need and demand for exceptionally trained Waldorf teachers. Become a part of this revolutionary shift in how educators are teaching, inspiring, and encouraging the next generation of learners.

Program Overview

The Program unfolds through a combination of group coursework, independent study, and practical experience. The main features are:

  • in-depth study of how the Waldorf curriculum meets the child’s cognitive, emotional, and moral needs
  • in-depth exploration of the theoretical foundations of Waldorf education and anthroposophy
  • a learning community to which the student contributes personal experience, insight, and research
  • professional seminars to reflect on direct school experiences, practice, and other aspects of the program
  • course instructors with fresh insights from direct classroom practice with children
  • artistic courses which develop creative capacities for application in the art of teaching and personal development
  • exhilarating and demanding summer intensive sessions in a retreat setting on the scenic hilltop campuses of  a 200-acre Waldorf school in Wilton, New Hampshire
  • personal, social, and professional connections with individuals and schools that last a lifetime

Delivery Models

As a fully accredited university, Antioch is uniquely able to offer several degree options and delivery models for Waldorf Teacher Education:

Master of Education
32 credits, 5 semesters, includes the AWSNA-approved Waldorf Certificate

Master of Education with NH State Certification
44 credits, 6 semesters. The only MEd with Waldorf Certification program in North America that includes state certification! Year-round program.

Master of Education, Transdiciplinary Focus on Healing Education
32 credits, 4 semesters. Also available as a 28 credit certificate. For experienced Waldorf educators and anthroposophical practitioners. Summer sequence program.

Also Available:

Waldorf Certificate (approved by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America)
28 credits, 4 semesters. certification to teach in Waldorf schools in North America and many places worldwide.

Waldorf Certificate, Transdiciplinary Focus on Healing Education
28 credits, 4 semesters. Summer sequence program.

Career Outlook

The demand for trained Waldorf teachers nationwide and worldwide is growing. This program prepares our students for possible careers such as:

  • Elementary Waldorf Class Teacher
  • Elementary Waldorf Special Subjects Teacher (Foreign Language, Handwork, Physical Education and other subjects)
  • Waldorf Charter school teacher for which the MEd with State Certification is a professional asset
  • Experienced Waldorf educators (including early childhood teachers) and anthroposophical practitioners are served by the MEd. in career development.

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Introduction

Our program has a unique focus on developing strong facilitative leaders for public, private and international schools. Our adult learners are committed to transforming schools into vibrant, community-embedded learning organizations, designed around the values of equitable educational outcomes, democratic practice, and student agency. By assuming an educational leadership role within your community, you’ll be positioned to help champion real change and bring transformative reform to evolving school systems.

This degree is offered by AU New England.


 

Program Overview

The education leadership programs at Antioch University New England reflect AUNE’s forty-five year educational philosophy that the developmental and learning needs of children should lie at the heart of educational endeavors and that schools should be structured and run in a humanistic and democratic manner in order to serve these students.

>We believe adults in a school must work collaboratively with each other and the broader community to meet the needs of the children in their charge so that all children have an opportunity to reach their highest potential. Our dedication to equity in education means that part of this charge is knowing that we must have a fierce and tireless commitment to reducing the predictive value of any demographic or individual barriers to school success for all of the students within our scope of responsibility.

Degree Requirements

Course Sequence

Spring I (online)

  • Curriculum Practicum
  • Elective Course

Summer I (face-to-face)

  • Leading Transformations
  • Learning Centered School
  • Professional Learning Communities
  • Leadership Seminar

Fall I (online)

  • Leading with Data ; a school profile
  • Practicum: Critical Friends Group Coaching I

Spring II (online)

  • Equity Challenge for School Leaders
  • Practicum: Critical Friends Group Coaching II

Summer II (face-to-face)

  • Community Partnerships
  • School Law and Ethics
  • Conflict Resolution for School Leaders
  • School Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Leadership Seminar II

Fall II (online)

  • Equity and Change Practicum
  • Elective Course

For course descriptions, please see the current course catalog.

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Program Goals

The goals of the educational leadership programs are aligned with New Hampshire state standards and the ISSLC standards for school leaders. These include:

  • Setting a widely shared vision for learning.
  • Developing a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning and staff professional growth.
  • Ensuring effective management of the organization, operation and resources for a safe, efficient and effective learning environment.
  • Collaborating with faculty and community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources.
  • Acting with integrity, fairness and in an ethical manner.
  • Understanding, responding to, and influencing the political, social, legal and cultural contexts.
Special Requirement for Admission

The state of New Hampshire requires applicants to this program to have at least 5 years experience as a classroom teacher in a public or private K-12 institution.  Many technology integration, library media specialists, and guidance counselors also qualify. Please contact us if you are not sure whether you meet this requirement.

 

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Introduction

AUNE has a long tradition of attracting and inspiring educators who think outside the box. Our Teacher Education Self-Designed Concentration builds an infrastructure through six core classes, but then allows you to meet your own personal goals by creating a unique program from courses throughout the department and University. Explore areas that you’re curious and passionate about in order to custom-tailor an educational experience that is personally designed to help you excel personally and professionally.

This degree is offered by AU New England.


 

Program Overview

Meet your own goals by creating a unique program from courses throughout the department and the University. Interested in Waldorf Education and sustainability? Curious about the connection between mindfulness and teaching? Do you want to focus on integrating the arts into your elementary curriculum? It’s all possible here in the Experienced Educators program. Prospective students can talk to a faculty member to propose a course of study and then your own advisor will help guide you through the program to meet your goals.

Degree Requirements

Choose the learning style that works for you

We have a mix of online and face-to-face courses. Choose the style that best meets your needs. If you are interested in hands-on coursework, you may want to concentrate your time in our summer semester or for our weekend intensive electives. If you find that online learning fits your lifestyle better, then you can choose from among our online courses to meet your needs.

Required Courses for the Self-Designed Concentration are:
  • Philosophy of Education and Change
  • Developing Mind
  • Child Study Practicum
  • Curriculum Practicum
  • Equity and Change Practicum

For course descriptions, please see the current course catalog.

 

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Introduction

Through the study and daily application of ancient and current applied philosophical perspectives, our master’s program will help you find and harness your innate wisdom to develop a more compassionate classroom. While you study you’ll find guidance to deepen your own mindfulness practice, develop an understanding of the history of mindfulness-based educational approaches and develop your own applications. Focus on the context in which the core principles of mindfulness and compassion affect the classroom to discover new perspectives on both teaching and learning strategies.

This degree is offered by AU New England.


 

Program Overview

The mindfulness in education movement is growing rapidly. The field needs teachers who are prepared to take a leadership position by deeply understanding how mindfulness practices work in their own classrooms and schools to advance teaching and learning.>

Teachers who pursue an MEd with a concentration in Mindfulness for Educators study the core principles of mindfulness and compassion. The program strengthens an educator’s innate wisdom through the study and daily application of ancient and current applied philosophical perspectives, and universal and human development models. It has a three-pronged approach:

  • formal meditation practice
  • study of the field of mindfulness
  • application of ideas and approaches to classroom and other educational contexts

The program is rooted in the philosophy of reflective practice and inquiry. Each course is designed to lead teachers deeper into their own classroom experience and help them see the work of teaching and learning with fresh eyes. Antioch University New England (AUNE) has the only graduate program with a focus on mindfulness designed exclusively for educators.

The program schedule offers relevant and engaging coursework designed to accommodate the busy lives of working educators. The cohort approach helps participants remain committed to daily meditation and informal mindfulness practices. The program combines online pedagogy with interactive teaching methodology. It includes small classes, individual attention from faculty, and real-time connection via telephone, on-line conferencing, and webinars.

Degree Requirements

  • 5 semesters (19 months)
  • 33 credits
  • Fully online and low-residency options available!

Typical course load is one online course and on practicum per term with optional residency or additional online coursework in the summer term.  Electives can include AUNE courses in place-based or problem-based learning, nature-based education, sustainability, leadership, and educational technology. You can also incorporate meditation retreat experiences, or external trainings related to teaching mindfulness to children and youth into the MEd program.

Online Courses:

  • Using Buddhist Frameworks to Reflect on Teaching and Learning
  • Human Development and the Inner Landscape of Teachers and Learners
  • Awareness of Body, Mind, Heart, and Brain: Pathways to Change in Education
  • Compassionate Action in the World
  • Mindful Leadership
  • Developing Mind *also available as an on-campus summer class
  • Philosophy of Education *also available as an on-campus summer class

Practicum Courses

  • Child Study
  • Curriculum
  • Equity and Change

On-campus Summer Courses at Antioch University New England

  • Electives can include AUNE courses in place-based or problem-based learning, nature-based schooling, sustainability, leadership, and educational technology.  You can also incorporate meditation retreat experiences, or external trainings related to teaching mindfulness to children and youth into the MEd program.

For course descriptions, please see the current course catalog.

Career Outlook

For educators who want to be part of the mindfulness in education movement at a leadership level, this program offers a unique curriculum. Here you will find support and guidance to deepen your own mindfulness practice, develop an understanding of the history and contexts of mindfulness-based educational approaches and develop your own projects and applications while you study.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of secular and Buddhist definitions, frameworks, and practices of mindfulness.
  • Students will develop and/or deepen their own mindfulness practice.
  • Students will apply frameworks for mindfulness practice and the principles of mindful teaching to their own teaching and learning environments.
  • Students will reflect on their experiences with mindfulness practices in the classroom and use the cycle of inquiry to explore and refine the impact of these practices on their teaching and their students’ learning.

 

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Introduction

Educators are agents for change, and change is needed now. What is required to achieve sustainability is a paradigm shift, one that can be encouraged through progressive education. The goal of educating for sustainability is to teach people how to meet their needs without compromising the environment and future generations. Regardless of your position as an educator or class that you teach, the fundamentals of sustainability can be weaved into your curriculum. Help lead a revolutionary shift in thinking and empower an entire generation to choose a healthier, more sustainable future.

This degree is offered by AU New England.


 

Program Overview

Make sustainability a theme in your classroom or become a curriculum specialist or sustainability coordinator. Whether you teach kindergarten or high-school English, work in a farm-to-school program or an environmental education center, this program can give you the skills and credentials to be a leader in sustainability education.

Through a mix of field, classroom and online experiences, you have a chance to connect with educators from around the country and the globe who are making sustainability the core focus of their teaching and professional lives.

This MEd concentration focuses on the interdependence of environment, economy and equity (the three Es of Educating for Sustainability) and how we can incorporate sustainability at any grade level and in every subject area. It is the first MEd program in the U.S. linking education and sustainability. As educators, we have the opportunity to model sustainable practices, to open our students’ minds to the possibilities of a sustainable future and to help guide them to be responsible citizens for change in their communities.

Degree Requirements

Online Courses:

  • Real World Sustainability
  • History and Practice of EfS

Practicum Courses:

  • Child Study
  • Curriculum
  • Equity and Change

Summer Classes at Antioch New England in Keene, NH:

  • Principles of Sustainability
  • Childhood and Nature
  • Critical Skills Level 1 Institute
  • Sustainable Leadership

6 elective credits (choices may include):

  • Compassionate Action in the World
  • Principles and Practices of Mindful Leadership
  • Building Inclusive Learning Communities
  • Next Generation Teaching and Learning
  • Teacher Facilitation in a Problem-Based Learning Classroom

For course descriptions, please see the current course catalog.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Educating for Sustainability program have the capacity to:

  • Help move their schools toward sustainability.
  • Use U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development Guidelines.
  • Develop holistic integrated curriculum.
  • Understand advocacy and leading a project towards sustainability.
  • Incorporate EFS themes into teaching and classroom practice.
  • Foster improvement in sustainability practices in schools or organizations.
  • Integrate EFS curricula into existing learning standards.
  • Connect professionally to the national and international EFS arena.
  • Help others understand sustainability across a variety of contexts.

 

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Introduction

School libraries are the hub of the 21st century learning experience. Help students utilize the newest technology resources they need to solve meaningful problems by earning an MEd with a New Hampshire State Library Media Specialist concentration. Designed for teachers who recognize that the role of the media specialist is bigger than just the library, be prepared to take on a leadership role in the larger school setting while remaining engaged as a student educator.

This degree is offered by AU New England.


 

Program Overview

Managing information in the 21st century is complex, exciting, and rewarding work that extends beyond the scope of the traditional librarian. School libraries serve more and more as “learning studios”  for students and for teachers. Libraries provide access and resources for a broader set of learning experiences, from exploring new genres of literature and applications for technology to joining the Maker Movement and solving meaningful problems of pedagogy and practice.

With the increasing changes in the use of media and technology in schools and classrooms, these tools should be guided by leadership and pedagogical strategies rooted in the integration of instruction, information, and technology. Antioch University New England is committed to developing the Library Media Specialists that schools need today: facile in the use of sound facilitation, leadership, and instructional strategies; informed about the latest trends in education, information, media, and technology; and prepared for the changes and innovations to come over the course of their careers.

Degree Requirements

Program Length:

  • 5 semesters
  • 33 credits – fully online and low residency options available
  • One-two courses per term

Online Courses:

  • Tech Tools for All Learners
  • Educational Advocacy and Leadership
  • Building Inclusive Learning Communities
  • Instructional Design
  • Principles of STEM
  • The Developing Mind * also offered as an on-campus summer option
  • Philosophy of Education  * also offered as an on-campus summer option
  • Teaching in the Critical Skills Classroom (online) OR Critical Skills Classroom Immersion (On Campus)

Practica and Internships:

  • Child Study
  • Curriculum
  • Equity and Change
  • Internship 1 (k-6)
  • Internship 2 (7-12)

On-Campus Courses at Antioch University New England:

  • Critical Skills Classroom Immersion (On Campus) OR Teaching in the Critical Skills Classroom (online)

For course descriptions, please see the current course catalog.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Help teachers and students process, locate, and evaluate information for usefulness, quality and credibility
  • Possess the leadership and administrative skills necessary to not only manage a collection, but also to navigate the selection and use of resources and tools
  • Facilitate the ethical, legal, and responsible use of information by educators and students
  • Craft and facilitate meaningful learning experiences for students and adults
  • Lead schools in the selection and use of technology to enhance student learning

 

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We require applicants who seek a New Hampshire EdTech Integrator credential through this program to hold a current teaching credential and to have at least 3 years experience as a classroom teacher in a public or private K-12 institution. Please contact us if you are not sure whether you meet this requirement.

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Introduction

Using technology in the classroom isn’t just about mastering the most recent technological gadget. It’s about leveraging these advancements to build communities, increase project opportunities, and empower learners to bring their visions to life in the 21st century. While technology is often seen as a distraction, when utilized properly it actually creates an enhanced opportunity for learning. Add an MEd with a New Hampshire State Educational Technology Integrator Certification to your resume to help transform our schools from the inside out.

This degree is offered by AU New England.


 

Program Overview

Quality Educational Technology (EdTech) Integration is 30% technology and 70% pedagogy. Whether you consider yourself a tech guru or a tech newbie, we can help you make sure that technology is working for you and your students instead of the other way around.

In our EdTech Integrator program, you’ll not only gain a New Hampshire state EdTech Integrator certification, you’ll also learn how to be a teacher leader and a master of instructional choices.

  • Enhance your capacity to teach all students well.
  • Explore the social justice implications of technology.
  • Promote creative problem-solving and real-world learning.
  • Foster a strong sense of community rather than isolation for your students.
  • Ensure that technology is used appropriately and in support of higher-order thinking skills, and not just rote tasks.

You’ll learn how to be an EdTech leader in your school, a savvy consumer of technology who can facilitate conversations focused on learning outcomes and the reality of your students’ lives, guiding your colleagues to make wise choices in technology selection and integration.

Degree Requirements

Program Length:

  • 5 semesters
  • 33 credits – fully online and low residency options available
  • One-two courses per term

Online Courses:

  • Tech Tools for All Learners
  • Educational Advocacy and Leadership
  • Building Inclusive Learning Communities
  • Instructional Design
  • Principles of STEM
  • The Developing Mind * also offered as an on-campus summer option
  • Philosophy of Education  * also offered as an on-campus summer option
  • Teaching in the Critical Skills Classroom (online) OR Critical Skills Classroom Immersion (On Campus)

Practicum Courses:

  • Child Study
  • Curriculum
  • Equity and Change

On-Campus Courses at Antioch University New England:

  • Critical Skills Classroom Immersion (On Campus) OR Teaching in the Critical Skills Classroom (online)

For course descriptions, please see the current course catalog.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Educational Technology Integrator MEd program have the capacity to:

  • Use the cycle of inquiry and reflection to better use current technology and plan for technology in development.
  • Build and maintain digital and face-to-face learning communities that model shared responsibility and citizenship in both online and local networks.
  • Understand how to select the most effective technology for your students’ learning goals.
  • Create rigorous, engaging learning experiences that draw on both high-tech and high-touch (both digital and local community) resources.
  • Make intentional choices around instruction and assessment that are sensitive to and inclusive of differences in class, race, culture and learning difference.

 

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Introduction

As an experienced educator, you understand that students learn best by doing. Don’t give up creativity to meet new teaching standards. Enhance your classroom with complex, interesting, real-world learning opportunities that authentically boost student motivation and achievement. Integrate technology and develop quality assessment tools to document student success. The critical skills classroom has everything you need to bring your classroom back to life!

This degree is offered by AU New England.


 

Program Overview

Our Problem-Based Learning concentration uses the highly regarded Critical Skills Classroom.  Since 1986, the Critical Skills program has offered educators a powerful set of learning experiences in support of classroom and school change initiatives through the MEd program as well as via institutes and workshops through the Antioch Center for School Renewal.

The Critical Skills Classroom is a comprehensive approach that creatively and effectively integrates four powerful teaching methodologies:

  • collaborative learning
  • experiential learning
  • problem-based learning
  • standards-aligned/ competency-based learning

The Critical Skills Classroom is a mindset in which the teacher and the student are co-learners, engaged in the same learning process but focused on different learning goals.  Students in the Critical Skills Concentration will not only learn about the CSC, but through it, learning with program faculty who are current k-12 teachers and leaders and who have significant experience and success implementing Critical Skills  in their own classrooms.

Degree Requirements

Program Length:

  • 5 semesters
  • 33 credits – fully on-line and low residency options available
  • One-two courses per term

Online Courses:

  • Building Inclusive Classroom Learning Communities
  • Teacher Facilitation in a PBL Classroom
  • Assessment in a PBL Classroom
  • Instructional Design: Crafting Problem-Based Challenges
  • Principles of STEM
  • The Developing Mind * also offered as an on-campus summer option
  • Philosophy of Education  * also offered as an on-campus summer option
  • Teaching in the Critical Skills Classroom (online) OR Critical Skills Classroom Immersion (On Campus)

Practicum Courses:

  • Child Study
  • Curriculum
  • Equity and Change

Summer Courses:

  • Critical Skills Classroom Immersion (On Campus) OR Teaching in the Critical Skills Classroom (online)

For course descriptions, please see the current course catalog.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of our Critical Skills/ Problem-Based Learning (PBL) concentration are able to:

  • Design powerful, real-world, problem-based learning experiences (aka Challenges) that target student acquisition of essential knowledge, critical skills and fundamental dispositions.
  • Create strong, safe, collaborative classroom communities built on the principles of sustainability, inclusion and equity.
  • Integrate, visibly and intentionally, critical skill development with content learning. These skills include: problem-solving, decision-making, critical thinking, creative thinking, organization, communication, collaboration, leadership, self-direction, curiosity and ownership in learning.
  • Engineer and implement comprehensive competency-based, authentic assessment practices, both formative and summative, to inform learning and teaching.

 

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Introduction

AUNE’s MEd for working teachers is a testament to our commitment to the evolution of education. We understand that you’re already equipped with a great foundation of educational experience, and now you’re looking for new ways to enhance your career and classroom. Our progressive concentration options are flexibly designed to be taken while you continue working, pairing a brief residency period with online courses. Immediately and positively impact your students through experiential education and problem-based learning.

This degree is offered by AU New England.


 

Program Overview

With seven concentrations and a delivery model that suits your busy life, AUNE’s MEd for working teachers celebrates the professional learning paths of experienced teachers. At AUNE, choose a concentration that feeds your passion for teaching and supports the career path you envision.

Fully online options available: Educational Technology Integrator, Integrated Steam Education, Library Media Specialist, Mindfulness for Educators, Place-Based Education, Problem-Based Learning Using Critical Skills, Self-designed

Low-residency (primarily online with 1-2 weeks on campus during the summer): Educating for Sustainability, Nature-Based Early Childhood Education, Principal Certification

Online courses during the school year give you the flexibility your schedule demands. Face-to-face classes for one or two weeks in the summer give you the reflection time and professional community you crave. Put your studies to work in your classroom. Three practicums bring AUNE faculty into your classroom for personal advising.

Degree Requirements

Program Length:
  • 19 months, 5 semester, 33-credit degree program
  • 5-7 online classes
  • 1-2 weeks on campus each summer (optional in some concentrations)
  • 3 semesters of practicum work at your school or workplace

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Introduction

Rooted in the philosophy of integrated learning and inclusion, our special education concentration within the elementary teacher certificate empowers you to teach children of all abilities. Our differentiated instruction ensures that you will be equipped with the skills necessary to educate and work with children that have different physical and mental disabilities. By understanding their unique developmental needs you can create a curriculum that works best for them, and give them a true opportunity for education.

This degree is offered by AU New England.


 

Program Overview

The program’s purpose is to provide a holistic and integrated experience for students.  The best teacher can meet a wide range of needs, so AUNE’s elementary teacher certification program is already rooted in the philosophy of teaching children of all abilities and challenges. The AUNE faculty has long experience in teaching differentiated instruction. Those strategies and approaches are interwoven through all of the education courses.

This concentration is for Elementary Teacher Certification students who wish to also earn General Special Education certification. This concentration will prepare teachers to work effectively as either general or special education teachers, or both and to be leaders in educational environments that are in various stages of moving towards inclusion. Students in this concentration take the same core courses leading towards elementary certification as the students in the Arts and Humanities concentration and the Science and Environmental Education concentration. Additionally, they are required to take a set of courses specific to Special Education.

Graduates who successfully complete this concentration are eligible for Elementary Teacher certification in the State of New Hampshire and General Special Education certification in the State of New Hampshire.

Degree Requirements

Students will be required to take 42 credits to earn their Master’s in Education plus the following courses specific to the concentration:

  • Leading Inclusion
  • Teaching Exceptional Children
  • Special Education: Families and Supportive Networks
  • Special Education Law
  • Special Education: Assessment and Instructional Strategies
  • Special Education Internship

For course descriptions, please see the current course catalog.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates master the knowledge, skills, and competencies listed in the standards for general special education certification.  In particular, they are expected to know and to be able to explain:

    • how children think and learn, and why fluency in multiple instructional strategies can be effective when teaching in classrooms whose children have diverse academic and social learning abilities;

<li”>how to design curriculum that takes into account the developmental needs of the whole child, and how the child is influenced by family, cultural background, socioeconomic class, language, and social groups; and

  • how and why collaborative practices between general and special education educators are important and are beneficial to all learners.

 

 

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Introduction

The success of a child’s development can largely be attributed to the success or failure of their early educators. Teachers are responsible for understanding the importance of a healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging environment. Understanding the needs of each individual child is vital, as is championing a collaborative partnership between families, communities, and schools. Integrate play, movement, inquiry, technology, artistic expression, time in nature, and collaborative problem-solving to develop dynamic, inclusive lessons that build on the strengths of your students.

This degree is offered by AU New England.


 

Program Overview

The universal preschool movement will increase the demand for certified early childhood educators. Our program emphasizes a play-based, developmentally appropriate curriculum.

You will take a combination of courses in early childhood development and education, plus teacher preparation courses and internships to prepare you for teaching children birth to grade 2.

Our teacher certification programs follow an integrated learning educational model.  You’ll be able to design a curriculum around interdisciplinary themes using real-life experiences. Embed reading and math instruction into your thematic lessons by using cutting-edge methods that also honor the natural rhythms of child development.  Ultimately, you’ll create a community of learners that honors diversity and fosters belonging.

 

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Introduction

The success of a child’s development can largely be attributed to the success or failure of their early educators. Teachers are responsible for understanding the importance of a healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging environment. Understanding the needs of each individual child is vital, as is championing a collaborative partnership between families, communities, and schools. Immerse yourself in elementary education and have a lasting impact on the life of a child.

This degree is offered by AU New England.


 

Program Overview

Meet your elementary teacher licensure requirements in 13 months. Two student teaching placements ensure you feel prepared as a classroom teacher. Our graduates are in demand and have outstanding job placement rates.

Our teacher certification programs follow an integrated learning educational model.  You’ll be able to design a curriculum around interdisciplinary themes using real life experiences.  You’ll develop dynamic, inclusive lessons that build on the strengths of your students and allow them to explore their world by integrating play, movement, inquiry, technology, artistic expression, time in nature, and collaborative problem-solving.  Embed reading and math instruction into your thematic lessons by using cutting edge methods that also honor the natural rhythms of child development.  Ultimately, you’ll create a community of learners that honors diversity and fosters belonging.

 

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Become the teacher you’ve always wanted to be.

Develop your teaching skills in just 13 months through dynamic, collaborative, interactive coursework, and two internships. By learning how to engage students through hands-on education and experiential learning methods, including developmentally appropriate teaching, thematically focused pedagogy, integrated curriculum, and place-based learning, you’ll promote student success and achievement like never before.

This degree is offered by AU New England.


Program Overview

Join a vibrant group of faculty and students dedicated to creating inclusive classrooms that celebrate childhood and learning through books, play, art, music and time in the natural world.  Develop your teaching skills in our dynamic, hands-on classes and through two student teaching placements.

If you have already earned an undergraduate degree, this program allows you to complete a master’s of education (MEd) graduate degree and gain initial teacher licensure for the following:

Interstate teacher certification agreement means you can be certified to teach in other states

Our certification programs meet the requirements for New Hampshire Teacher Certification. Plus, New Hampshire participates in the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement, established to encourage cooperation and facilitate mobility and licensing between states. Great news if you want to teach in another state!

Degree Requirements

Program Length

  • Summer Start: 3-week residency on campus in July, plus online classes
  • Fall and Spring Classes:  Classes meet the first Friday afternoon and Saturday of each month, plus online.  Internship Monday to Thursday.
  • Final Summer: 3-week residency on campus in July, plus online classes
  • Credits: 40-42
  • Finish: 4 semesters

 

Career Outlook

This program allows you to complete a master’s of education (MEd) graduate degree and gain initial teacher licensure.

 

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New Hampshire’s Unique Educational Experiment

The state of New Hampshire is currently engaged in one of the most progressive educational experiments in the nation.  All colleges and universities that provide educator development have joined together into a formal network designed to offer our students the highest quality in teacher preparation. We are currently in the process of piloting a new portfolio process for certification called the TCAP, which is based on having students demonstrate, through their student teaching and course work, that they have met all of the highest competencies required to teach. This is all part of the State’s on-going effort to transform teaching and learning.

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